Brandon Rovyal calls out Alexandre Pantoja for UFC 301: “I’m going to take his belt”

Brandon Rovyal shares his thoughts on fighting Alexandre Pantoja and explains why he deserves the next title shot.

by Aryan Lakhani
Brandon Rovyal calls out Alexandre Pantoja for UFC 301: “I’m going to take his belt”
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Brandon Rovyal is back on the winning page after securing a tough win against the former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno. Royal wants nothing but another shot at the title; he wants the rematch against Alexandre Pantoja, as he can foresee dethroning him.

Rovyal wants to fight Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 301, which is scheduled to take place on 4th May.

Pantoja made it very clear that he’s ready to defend his belt against anyone. Soon, we will find out if he sticks to his words.

Brandon Rovyal’s post-fight interview

During the post-fight interview, Brandon Rovyal called out Alexandre Pantoja and explained why he deserves a title shot again.

“I’m going to continue spoiling parties,” Royval said, as quoted by “UFC 301, I’m going to fight Pantoja and I’m going to take his belt in his hometown, in Rio de Janeiro, and we’ll keep spoiling parties after I win that belt, I’ll defend my belt in Denver, Colorado.

You’ve seen it, I made adjustments in six weeks. Five weeks, whatever it was, five weeks because I hurt my hand and I couldn’t get back into training. I had a five-week training camp. In five weeks, I made a bunch of adjustments.

I didn’t get held down, Brandon Moreno tried to slow me down, slow down the pace, hold me down, keep me down. They ain’t going to hold me down no more".

Brandon Rovyal on being the champion

“I’m going to be the champ, that’s the future.

The future is the ‘Raw Dawg’ Royval is going to be the champ and then I’ll fight anybody. I’ll fight No. 10, I don’t really care. But I’m going to be the new champion. I messed up, I dropped the ball.

You guys have seen in five weeks me correct those mistakes and I’m only going to get better by UFC 301”.