Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell Headed to UFC 274

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Brandon Royval, UFC Vegas 46 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

After losing out on a fight with Alex Perez at UFC 271 when his opponent missed weight — the latest instalment of an ongoing saga between himself and Perez — Matt Schnell has booked a fight on the UFC 274 card.

Schnell (15-5, 1NC) is set to face off with Bradon Royval (13-6) at the Pay-Per-View event, set to go down on May 7.

Iridium Sports Agency, who manage Royval, announced the news Thursday.

Royval will enter the bout off a split decision win over Rogerio Bontorin back in January, which snapped a two-fight skid for the flyweight standout. Overall, “Raw Dawg” is 3-2 inside the octagon, and is currently ranked #4 in the 125lb weight class.

Matt Schnell, meanwhile, finds himself ranked #9 in the division. “Danger” is 1-1, 1NC in his last three fights, most recently seeing a loss to Bontorin overturned to a No Contest when the Brazilian failed his drug test.

UFC 274 takes place on May 7, 2022, at a location and venue yet to be announced. Two title fights are expected to top the card, which currently shapes up as follows:

  • Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiří Procházka – for the UFC light heavyweight championship
  • Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Justin Gaethje – for the UFC lightweight championship
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
  • Ariane Carnelossi vs. Lupita Godinez
  • Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
  • C.J. Vergara vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Donald Cerrone
  • Journey Newson vs. Fernia Garcia
  • Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schenll