Regardless of falling quick in his first UFC title combat, Kai Kara-France has full perception he’ll get again to a championship alternative — and when he does, he plans on cashing in.
Step one towards that objective takes place this Saturday when he headlines UFC Vegas 74 in opposition to surging contender Amir Albazi in a five-rounder on the UFC APEX. It is going to be the primary look for Kara-France since getting stopped within the third spherical by now undisputed champ Brandon Moreno in an interim flyweight title combat at UFC 277 this previous July.
Though the loss stung on the time, Kara-France has drawn inspiration from his teammate, UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya, for his capacity to beat adversity and are available out on high.
“Moreno is a superb fighter, an important champion,” Kara-France mentioned Wednesday on The MMA Hour. “He did nice in opposition to [Deiveson Figueiredo]. He made it look simple, and it simply confirmed that we had been proper there.
“So having a teammate like Izzy, who simply beat a man that’s crushed him thrice, simply jogs my memory that it’s doable. It’s one thing that I’ve by no means overpassed. That’s the tip objective, to be the flyweight world champion.”
Kara-France makes the stroll to the octagon for the eleventh time and appears to win his fourth bout in 5 appearances. Albazi enters his first UFC most important occasion on the heels of a five-fight win streak, together with an ideal 4-0 begin to his promotional run.
Whereas some fighters would let the unhealthy style from his loss to Moreno linger, Kara-France was capable of let the negativity of the end result soften away into the octagon mat in Dallas.
“We’ve realized from that have, being in my first five-rounder, my first title combat. I’m older now, I’m 30, I’ve bought extra expertise, [I’m] much more wiser, and yeah, we simply do it once more.”