A flyweight title eliminator is reportedly set to happen in a UFC occasion in mid-October. A number of sources near the scenario instructed MMA Junkie that quantity four-ranked Askar Askarov will tackle quantity five-ranked Brandon Royval on October 15.
Royval’s administration workforce additionally introduced the stated reserving through social media.
The 29-year-old Askarov (14-1-1), who made his debut in 2019 in a cut up draw towards former champion Brandon Moreno, snapped his three-fight win streak when he bumped into Kai Kara-France in March and misplaced through unanimous determination.
In the meantime, the 29-year-old Royval (14-6) is 2-2 within the UFC since he made his debut in 2020. He’s presently on a two-fight win streak with victories over Rogério Bontorin in January and most just lately, towards Matt Schnell, whom he submitted within the second spherical of their UFC 274 bout in Might. The 2 additionally took house a $50K bonus for Combat of the Evening.
One other introduced battle on the cardboard is Cub Swanson’s bantamweight debut towards Jonathan Martinez. The venue of the stated occasion has but to be finalized.