MMAjunkie.com was first to report the matchup. The event does
not currently have a location or headliner.
Pantoja was successful in his first appearance of 2021, as he
outpointed former Rizin bantamweight champ Manel Kape
at UFC Fight Night 184 on Feb. 6. The Brazilian is 7-3 over the
course of his Octagon tenure.
Royval, meanwhile, saw a four-bout professional winning streak come
to an end in a first-round TKO defeat against current No. 1
Moreno at UFC 255. The former Legacy Fighting Alliance standout
began his promotional tenure with submission wins over Tim Elliott
and Kai Kara-France.