For some time now, Kai Kara-France has been doing well within the UFC’s flyweight category. However, last week’s win over Cody Gabrandt is the biggest in the career of the 28-year-old, who currently occupies sixth place within the category.
¸ Another good win could lead him to attack the title that Brandon Moreno will defend on January 22 against Deiveson Figueiredo. One of the high-ranking fighters of the fly category decided to call out KKF in the hope that their match will decide who will be the next challenger.
It's about Askar Askarov (14-0-1, 3-0-1 UFC). The Dagestani is undefeated in 15 professional MMA matches, and champion Brandon Moreno is the only fighter Askarov has failed to defeat. The Mexican and the Russian drew in 2019.
Many felt that Askarov deserved to be the next challenger even before Deiveson Figueiredo, but the Brazilian was given the opportunity for a trilogy against Moreno. Askarov was injured for a while and in the seventh month he canceled the match against Alex Perez.
He is also not supported by the fact that he "fell" weight in the last performance. Namely, Askarov appeared with 127 "pounds" in the third month, when he defeated Joseph Benavidez. Askar Askar exceeded the category limit by 1 "pound", which is something that the leaders of the promotion never like to see.
Askarov on Twitter
Askarov is also aware that he needs another victory to attack the title, and Kai Kara-France is an adequate opponent. ''Kai Kara France
I want to give you a chance to fight contender fight I am number 2 you are number 6 let's see if anyone from your country can beat anyone from Dagestan we all know what happened last time '', wrote Askarov via Twitter, alluding to defeat of Dan Hooker in the match against Islam Makhachev.
One of the Askar fans recalled that he fell on the scales last time, and Kai Kara-France laughed at that comment. By the way, when it comes to the clashes between Dagestanis and New Zealanders, fans in the comments did not miss the opportunity to point out the victory of Brad Riddell, who defeated Dagestani Magomed Mustafaev in the second month of 2020.
There is no doubt that Kai Kara-France would agree to an attempt to further improve the performance of the New Zealanders, and a victory against Askarov would almost certainly lead him to a "title shot" He is aware that it will not be easy, but it is not impossible either