UFC 274 video: Brandon Royval answers guillotine with guillotine, gets double-tap from Matt Schnell


Flyweight Brandon Royval gave Matt Schnell a taste of his own medicine and got a first-round finish in their spirited UFC 274 prelim.

Schnell dropped Royval using his right hand, and then grabbed a guillotine to help them both get into position. Royval escaped and then replied with his own guillotine, prompting Schnell to tap with both of his hands at the 2:14 mark of the first round.

Check out the finish below from Saturday’s event at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

With a series of punches,

Schnell pulled Royval back from the first bell. Royval sat back on his counters and still ate a stiff left hand. He was back on his counters when Schnell came to grab the quick win. Royval searched for the leg in order to save time, and then he reversed his position by threat of an oma plat. However, Schnell was able to catch him with Schnell’s guillotine.

After Royval had beaten him, Schnell was seated against the fence and Royval took control. Royval now has won two straight after back-to-back defeats in bouts against former champ Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja.

It’s back to the drawing board for Schnell, whose previous bout was overturned from a loss to a no-contest when his opponent, Rogerio Bontorin, tested positive for a performance-enhancer.