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Tim Elliott, Brandon Royval Clash at UFC Event on May 30th.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports & LFA

A flyweight meeting between former division title challenger, Tim Elliott and promotional debutante, Brandon ‘Raw Dawg’ Royval is expected to take at a UFC Fight Night event on May 30th. at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ultimate Fighter season twenty-four victor, Elliott – has taken a dip in form recently, dropping a submission loss to Deiveson Figueiredo, and Askar Askarov. 27-year-old Denver native, Royval – will make his Octagon bow, after he originally scheduled to compete against former-foe Jerome Rivera on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series in June. News of the slated contest was first reported by MMA Fighting writer, Mike Heck.

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Kansas native, Elliott is enjoying his second organizational stint – following an inaugural Titan FC flyweight championship reign. Since his December 2016 return, Elliott has lost a competitive decision to consensus division all-time best, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson, before taking victories against Louis Smolka, and Mark De La Rosa. Elliott first debuted with the promotion back in May of 2012, losing a unanimous decision to two-time flyweight title chaser, John Dodson – before taking wins over Jared Papazian, and Louis Gaudinot.

Factory X trainee, Royval – will make the transition to the UFC, after claiming the vacant LFA 125-pound title – via a record-setting armbar victory over Nate Williams. The victory marked Royval’s second straight win, following another submission, this time over UFC alumni Joby Sanchez. In his most prior defeat, Royval dropped a decision to fellow organizational prospect, Casey Kenney – whom he shares next Saturday’s card with.

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