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When is Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval? Ticket info, fight card, how to watch and stream UFC 296

When is Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval? Ticket info, fight card, how to watch and stream UFC 296Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
There is a title fight set for the co-main event of UFC 296.

Alexandre Pantoja's first defence of his UFC flyweight title will take place at UFC 296 when he takes on Brandon Royval in Las Vegas. 

Pantoja claimed the belt back at UFC 290 in July when he beat Brandon Moreno via split decision in a matchup which was given the 'Fight of the Night' award. 

For Royval, this will be his first fight since April, when he stopped Matheus Nicolau in the first round of their contest at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Pantoja vs. Royval.

Pantoja vs. Royval fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, December 16 
  • Main card start time: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK 
  • Fight cagewalks (approx): 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. UK

The main card is set to get underway at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. UK with the cagewalks for this particular fight scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. UK. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Pantoja vs. Royval?

Fans in the U.S. can purchase UFC 296 on ESPN+ PPV (click here for more information), while TNT Sports will broadcast the fight in the UK. 

Where is the Pantoja vs. Royval fight?

The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

How to get tickets for Pantoja vs. Royval

Ticket information for this fight has not been announced at the time of writing. 

Alexandre Pantoja record and bio

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Date of birth: April 16, 1990
  • Height: 5' 5"  
  • Reach: 68"  
  • Total fights: 31  
  • Record: 26-5-0  

Brandon Royval record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of birth: August 16, 1992
  • Height: 5' 9"  
  • Reach: 70.5"  
  • Total fights: 21  
  • Record: 15-6-0  

Pantoja vs. Royval fight card

Main card

  • Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington; For Edwards' UFC welterweight title 
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval; For Pantoja's UFC flyweight title