Amir Albazi has defeated Kai Kara – France in the headline bout of the UFC on ESPN 46 fight card. The win against the Kiwi fighter could possibly place ‘The Prince’ in a flyweight title contender role.
Amir Albazi vs. Kai Kara – France – fight recap
Albazi initiated the fight by clinching against the cage. Kara-France broke free and returned to the center of the cage. Both fighters exchanged strikes throughout the opening round.
The intensity increased as Albazi attempted to counter Kara-France’s aggressive approach with straight punches. Both fighters struggled to land significant blows on each other.
Early in the round, Albazi made a successful takedown attempt. However, Kara-France quickly got back up by utilizing the fence. Albazi secured the back position and attempted a Rear – naked choke. He came close to locking in it, but Kara-France’s defense allowed him not only to get out of it but also to go on top to conclude the round.
Round Four: a first time for both Amir Albazi and Kara – France
This is the first time both fighters have reached the fourth round in their careers. Kara-France appears fresher and begins the round strongly. He delivers powerful kicks while receiving minimal retaliation.
Kara-France starts to establish dominance with his boxing, landing punches on Albazi at will. However, Albazi attempts a takedown. Both fighters abandon caution and engage in a spirited exchange at the center of the cage for the final moments of the fight.
It was a split decision win for Albazi with judges scoring the fight: 48-47, 47-48, and 48-47.
Amir Albazi wants a flyweight title fight in October
In his post-fight interview, the Iraqi fighter made it perfectly clear that he wants to fight for the FC flyweight title in October in Abu Dhabi. ‘The Prince’ has a point as he’s currently enjoying a six-fight winning streak and he’s unbeaten in UFC, winning all of his five bouts inside the octagon.