Coming off a huge win at UFC 269, Kai Kara-France was called out by Askar Askarov for a No. 1 contender fight in the UFC flyweight division.
Kara-France knocked out Cody Garbrandt in the first round of his flyweight fight on the UFC 269 main card. For Kara-France, this was his second straight first-round knockout this year after finishing Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 259 back in March. Kara-France is now 6-2 overall in the UFC and he is closing in on a title shot in the UFC flyweight division. Right now, champion Brandon Moreno is set to fight rival Deiveson Figueiredo in a trilogy fight at UFC 270 in January, and Kara-France wants the winner of it.
That being said, just because Kara-France is asking for a title shot doesn’t mean he will get it. As good as Kara-France is, he is ranked at No. 6 in the flyweight division. Ahead of him are Moreno, Figueiredo, Askarov, Alexandre Pantoja, Alex Perez, and Brandon Royval. So it seems likely that Kara-France will need at least one more win before getting a title shot, and a win over Askarov could be exactly what he needs to get to where he wants to be. Don’t forget, there were many people calling for Askarov to get the title shot before the UFC decided to go with Figueiredo against Moreno for the third and final time.
Just days after knocking out Garbrandt at UFC 269, Askarov took to his social media and he called Kara-France for a No. 1 contender fight. Take a look at what the Russian said to the New Zealander below.
@kaikarafrance I want to give you a chance to fight contender fight I am number 2 you are number 6 let’s see if anybody from your country can beat anyone from Dagestan we all know what happened last time
— Askar Askarov (@askar_mma) December 15, 2021
“@kaikarafrance I want to give you a chance to fight contender fight I am number 2 you are number 6 let’s see if anybody from your country can beat anyone from Dagestan we all know what happened last time,” Askarov wrote on his Twitter.
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