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UFC ON ESPN 29: Pantoja vs Royval 08/21/2021 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC ON ESPN 29 Pantoja vs Royval 08-21-2021 Fight Analysis Forecast and Tips

UFC ON ESPN 29: Pantoja vs Royval 08/21/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship took a one-week break and is back with another awesome fight card with UFC on ESPN 29 happening this coming Saturday, August 21. This event will take place inside the halls of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription are great options to watch the matches. Jason Cannonier is still fighting at a high level and he hopes to take it up a notch by picking up a victory over veteran fighter Kelvin Gastelum in the main event. The main card will also feature Alexandre Pantoja fighting Brandon Royval in a flyweight battle. This is going to be a great match with Brandon Royval seen as the underdog against Alexandre Pantoja by UFC betting lines.

UFC ON ESPN 29: Pantoja vs Royval 08/21/2021

When: Saturday, August 21, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 29: Pantoja vs Royval 08/21/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexandre Pantoja -175 Brandon Royval +155

Main Card

Alexandre Pantoja

Alexandre Pantoja goes by a very interesting ring name as “The Cannibal” and this fighter came from Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He gets to represent both Nova Uniao and Black House in his bouts. Pantoja is 31 years old and has been competing comfortably at the flyweight division. He has only lost five matches in 28 professional bouts. 16 of his victories are split between knockouts and submissions. After losing to Askar Askarov back in UFC Fight Night 172 in July 2020, he went back inside the cage this UFC Fight Night 184 against Manel Kape. He bounced back with a unanimous decision win.

Brandon Royval

Brandon Royval is just about to enter the age of 30 years old and his hometown is located at Englewood, Colorado in the United States. The Factory X has been responsible for polishing his MMA skills. Royval is known as the “Raw Dawg” whenever he steps inside the cage and he carries a professional record of 12-5. Eight of those wins ended in submissions while also owning three knockout victories. After winning back-to-back wins against Tim Elliot and Kai Kara France to open up his career in the UFC, Royval tasted his first defeat in his most recent match. That was against Brandon Moreno in UFC 255 as he got knocked out in the last second of the first round.

Pantoja vs Royval Betting Numbers

Pantoja
Royval
Record 23-5-0 12-5-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’5″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 67 68
Win by KO/TKO 35% 25%
Win by Submission 35% 67%
Decisions 30% 8%
Strikes landed per minute 4.30 3.77
Striking accuracy 47% 46%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.39 2.88
Striking defense 53% 47%
Takedown average 0.94 0.79
Takedown accuracy 35% 100%
Takedown defense 68% 53%
Submission average 0.90 2.40

Pantoja vs Royval Betting Picks

Looking very raw after his most recent match, Brandon Royval didn’t get the nod as the favored fighter in the best online sportsbook. Alexandre Pantoja should win this match and expect it to end before the final bell sounds.