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Who won Kara-France vs Albazi?
Amir Albazi beat Kai Kara France by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi, on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Amir Albazi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Kara-France vs Albazi stats
Kai Kara France stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Amir Albazi made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested France had an advantage in power over Albazi, with a 46% knock out percentage over Albazi's 31%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Albazi had a massive advantage over France, boosting at 56% submission rate over France's 13%.
Kai Kara France was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Albazi had a height advantage of 1 inch over France. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
France was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 3 months later than Albazi, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 44 more professional rounds, 78 to Albazi's 34.
Kara-France vs Albazi form
France had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Brandon Moreno at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round in their championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Askar Askarov at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
Going into that contest, he had won against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Brandon Royval at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Mark De La Rosa at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China.
France's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Albazi's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Kara-France vs Albazi?
Kai Kara France was a 10/11 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Amir Albazi made his way into the ring at 9/10 (-110) with oddsmakers.