UFC flyweight standout Amir Albazi set to face No. 3 ranked former title contender in June
Swedish-Iraqi flyweight Amir “The Prince” Albazi is set for his biggest UFC fight to date.
Albazi, who’s ranked at No. 7 in the UFC’s 125 lbs rankings and No. 1 in the official Swedish MMA flyweight rankings, announced on his Instagram page that he’s booked against No. 3 ranked Kai Kara-France – a former interim title challenger – on June 3rd.
“June 3rd we are coming closer to that belt. Inshallah the first arab champion ever,” Amir Albazi wrote in his social media post.
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Amir Albazi is riding a five-fight win streak
Amir Albazi has taken the UFC’s flyweight division by storm since joining the promotion in 2020. The 29-year-old is currently riding a five-fight win streak and has gone 4-0 in the UFC thus far, most recently knocking out Alessandro Costa back in December.
Albazi’s professional MMA record is 16-1 at this point, with his lone setback being a decision loss against former UFC fighter and IMMAF amateur world champion Jose “Shorty” Torres.
Many experts are now starting to talk about Albazi as a serious potential title contender, and on June 3rd, he could very well be earning his shot at championship gold should he win against Kai Kara-France.
Kara-France battled the now-undisputed champ Brandon Moreno in a interim title fight last July. He lost that bout by way of third-round TKO, but was riding a three-fight winning streak against top-level competition before that and is most definitely one of the best 125ers in the world.
Needless to say, this should be a fun one with huge implications.
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