A top-10 matchup between Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi has just been announced for UFC Fight Night 226 on June 3 at an undisclosed location, per Amir Albazi via Instagram.
This fight takes place in the Flyweight (125 lbs) division.
Kai Kara-France holds a professional record of 24-10 (7-3 UFC) and is ranked #3 at Flyweight. He holds notable victories over Askar Askarov, Cody Garbrandt, and Tyson Nam.
Amir Albazi is ranked #7 at Flyweight, holding a professional record of 16-1 (4-0 UFC), and has credible wins over Malcolm Gordon, Zhalgas Zhumagulov, and Francisco Figueiredo.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Kai Kara-France will look to rebound from his second loss to Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno. He challenged for the interim Flyweight title at UFC 277 and, despite finding success throughout the bout, would suffer a third-round TKO loss. Kara-France has explosive knockout power and great striking, which he'll look to use against Albazi to get back into the win column.
Amir Albazi is currently storming through the UFC, finishing three of his four fights inside the promotion. His most recent win was a devastating third-round uppercut TKO over Alessandro Costa. Albazi was in control for the majority of the bout, proving to be the better striker and grappler. He'll look to use his complete arsenal against his toughest test to date when he takes on Kara-France.
This is a firefight at Flyweight which could produce a title contender. Who do you have winning this matchup? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.