Amir Albazi, Kai Kara-France set for flyweight clash at UFC’s June 3 event

A flyweight bout between Amir Albazi and Kai Kara-France is the first addition for a new UFC event date in June.

Albazi (16-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) announced through his social media on Monday that he has been booked to face Kara-France (24-10 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in a key 125-pound matchup on UFC’s June 3 fight card. MMA Junkie subsequently verified the matchup with a person close to the situation, who requested anonymity because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

The event does not have an announced location or venue at this time.

Albazi, No. 10 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie flyweight rankings, has come out the gates strong in his UFC tenure, winning all four of his fights inside the octagon with three finishes. He’s coming off a second-round knockout of Alessandro Costa at UFC Fight Night 216 in December.

The 29-year-old get his chance to make a big leap against No. 4-ranked Kara-France, who hasn’t seen action since falling short of the interim title against Brandon Moreno at UFC 277 in July. Kara-France, 29, had won three-straight prior to his setback against Moreno, who is now the undisputed champion after beating Deiveson Figueiredo in a historic fourth matchup in January.


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