UFC targets Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France for March 26 event

An essential flyweight clash is anticipated to occur in March.

Askar Askarov(14-0-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 3-0-1 UFC) fulfills Kai Kara-France (23-9 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 6-2 UFC) at UFC Battle Night on March 26, which occurs at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and airs on ESPN.

mixed martial arts Addict validated spoken contracts remain in location for the bout with 2 individuals near the scenario. Individuals asked for privacy due to the fact that the UFC has yet to make a main statement.

Askarov, 29, will get his dream. After seeing Kara-France project for a title shot, the previous ACB flyweight champ recommended they combat to compete for the No. 1 competitor area. Unbeaten in his professional mixed martial arts profession, Askarov is coming off back-to-back wins over Alexandre Pantoja and previous multi-time title opposition Joseph Benavidez at UFC 259. Askarov likewise fought existing UFC flyweight champ Brandon Moreno to a split attract his advertising launching.

Kara-France, 28, on the other hand, is coming off the most significant win of his profession, a first-round knockout of previous bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269. The surface of Garbrandt marked his 2nd successive “Performance of the Night” benefit after he dispatched of Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 259.

With the addition, the UFC Columbus lineup consists of:

  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic

  • Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson

  • Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa

  • Tucker Lutz vs. Seungwoo Choi

  • Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.