Kai Kara-France batters and finishes Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269

Kai Kara-France batters and finishes Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada once again tonight, December 11, 2021, for UFC 269.

Headlining the card is a UFC lightweight championship bout between our newly crowned champion Charles Oliveira, who faces No. 1 contender and former interim champion Dustin Poirier in the five round main event of the evening.

Co-headlining is UFC women’s bantamweight & featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, who looks to defend her bantamweight title for the sixth time tonight in her return to the division against No. 3 ranked TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena.

Following Sean O’Malley’s opening of the main card, No. 6 ranked Kai Kara-France welcomed former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt to the flyweight division, and it’s bound to answer a whole series of our questions.

Continue reading to see how this epic 125 lb clash went down:

Official Result: 3:21

Round 1

Garbrandt opens up the fight with a nice jab, though Kara-France puts him on the backfoot from the start.

It’s looking like this was a great move for Garbrandt, he looks much better than fellow former champion TJ Dillashaw did on his move to 125 lbs, much healthier.

Kara-France lands a nasty overhand right however and drops Garbrandt badly, before catching him and dropping him again.

Garbrandt is able to evade more punishment by shooting on a double leg, which was great to see. The Garbrandt of old would’ve just started swinging recklessly. He’s unable to keep Kara-France down for more than a handful of seconds though, and Kara-France gets to work once he’s back up.

A vicious three-punch combination followed while Garbrandt’s back was up to the fence. Unfortunately, the fight wasn’t stopped right there, because he was certainly out of it. Instead, Garbrandt starts to circle out and gets clipped by another hard strike and is put out.

We suppose Cody Garbrandt’s name will now be added to a part two of the Biggest Falls From Grace in UFC History, and it appears we have a new top contender in the flyweight division, his name is Kai Kara-France!

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