UFC 253: Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval Play-by-Play

Ranked flyweights Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval fought on Saturday’s UFC 253 card. Here’s how their fight went.

Bout 9: Kai Kara-France (21-8) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4) (Flyweight)

Kara-France dropped Royval in the first minute with an overhand right. Royval got up from the punch and dropped Kara-France with a spinning back elbow. Royval had an arm of Kara-France tied up on the ground with his legs. Royval moved into side control in the second minute of the fight, moving into side control quickly. Royval tried to take the back of Kara-France, although he was able to escape the position and return to the feet. Royval dropped Kara-France in the fourth minute with a knee. Royval went to the ground and tried for a guillotine choke. He tried for a triangle choke before Kara-France escaped and returned to the feet. Royval pressed forward with punches in the final minute, although Kara-France was able to land a few punches on his backfoot.

Royval kept the fast pace in the first round, coming forward with punches. Kara-France came forward, although Royval put in a guillotine choke on the feet. Keeping with the choke as they went to the ground, Royval was able to keep in the choke until the fight was stopped.

RESULT: Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 2, 0:48)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Kara-France 9
Royval 10

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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