Amir Albazi is slightly favored against Kai Kara-France at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi on Saturday, June 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of 13 fights on ESPN/ESPN+. Kara-France is 24-10 in his career, including 7-3 in the UFC while Albazi is 16-1 in his career, including 4-0 in the UFC. There are a total of 13 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi. Let’s look at the bout between Kara-France and Albazi and UFC predictions. UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 3 with 13 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi Betting
Kai Kara-France (24-10, 7-3 UFC)
Kara-France came into the UFC with a record of 17-7 and he has seven wins and three losses in the UFC. He defeated Elias Garcia by unanimous decision, Raulian Paiva by split decision, Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision, Tyson Nam by unanimous decision, Rogério Bontorin by KO, Cody Garbrandt by TKO, and Askar Askarov by unanimous decision; while losing to Brandon Moreno by unanimous decision, Brandon Royval by guillotine choke submission, and Brandon Moreno by TKO. Kara-France has been a pro since 2010 and he has 11 wins by TKO/KO and three by submission. He has a total of 12 first round finishes.
Kara-France has lost twice to Moreno, but Kara-France still hasn’t lost his confidence. He said that teammate Israel Adesanya has encouraged him. "It's just that self-belief you've gotta have in yourself. Izzy's always been the reminder of the way you (should) talk to yourself," Kara-France said to the media, "You've got to always hold onto that hope, that fighting spirit; that's always gotta be embedded in you. That's something you can't learn, it's just something that's gotta be in you. I guess me being Maori, I always fall back on my culture and look at what my ancestors would have done. That's a great blueprint for me... It's in my blood to go to war."
Amir Albazi (16-1, 4-0 UFC)
Albazi came into the UFC with a record of 12-1 and he has four wins and no losses in the UFC. He defeated Malcolm Gordon by triangle choke submission, Zhalgas Zhumagulov by unanimous decision, Francisco Figueiredo by rear-naked choke submission, and Alessandro Costa by KO. Albazi’s only loss in his career was against Jose Torres by unanimous decision in April of 2019. Albazi has been a pro since 2009 and he has five wins by TKO/KO and nine by submission. He has a total of nine first round finishes.
Albazi said this to supersport.com about his upcoming fight against Kara-France, “Kai is a very good opponent and a good test for me. He has fought many veterans and also fought for the [interim] title. His strength is in the stand-up, and his weakness is his grappling, where I thrive – so it will be a battle of wills. I will maul him until I choke him out.”
Strikes landed per minute: Kara-France 4.70 /Albazi 3.54
Striking Accuracy: Kara-France 40% /Albazi 43%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Kara-France 3.57/Albazi 2.47
Defense: Kara-France 64% /Albazi 61%
Takedown average: Kara-France 0.51 /Albazi 2.47
Takedown Accuracy: Kara-France 25% /Albazi 50%
Takedowns defended: Kara-France 87% /Albazi 66%
Submission average: Kara-France 0.0 /Albazi 0.8
This main event has the potential to be one of the best ones we have seen in a while. Kara-France is still one of the top contenders in the division and Albazi has all the looks of a title contender. The question in this fight is whether Albazi can handle the step up in competition.
This should be a fight where Kara-France will try and keep this fight standing, while Albazi tries to get it to the mat. I think eventually Albazi will find a way to get a takedown against Kara-France and that is where the fight will end. I’ll take Albazi to get the win.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|6/03 ||Amir Albazi ||-115 |
|Kai Kara France ||-115 |
|6/03 ||Daniel Pineda ||+143 |
|Alex Caceres ||-180 |
|6/03 ||Victor Altamirano ||+154 |
|Tim Elliott ||-195 |
|6/03 ||Andrei Arlovski ||+114 |
|Don Tale Mayes ||-144 |
|6/03 ||Elizeu Zaleski ||-115 |
|Abubakar Nurmagomedov ||-115 |
|6/03 ||Luan Lacerda ||-150 |
|DaMon Blackshear ||+120 |
|6/03 ||Elise Reed ||-140 |
|Jinh Yu Frey ||+110 |
|6/03 ||Philipe Lins ||+105 |
|Maxim Grishin ||-135 |
|6/03 ||Karine Silva ||-235 |
|Ketlen Souza ||+183 |
|6/03 ||Daniel Santos ||-215 |
|Johnny Munoz Jr. ||+168 |
|6/03 ||Jim Miller ||+135 |
|Jared Gordon ||-170 |
|6/03 ||Muin Gafurov ||+115 |
|John Castaneda ||-145 |
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