Te Ao Toa's newest presenter and UFC flyweight, Kai Kara-France, has announced his next fight on social media - and it's a big one for his opponent.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is making the move to the lower weight class, and the #7 ranked flyweight is keen to welcome him.
Though not officially announced by the UFC, Kara-France and other sources, including ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, have confirmed the fight will happen on December 11.
Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) is headed to a new weight class. UFC finalizing Garbrandt’s flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France (@kaikarafrance) for an event on Dec. 11, per sources. pic.twitter.com/Vni5pZL9Vp— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 3, 2021
Garbrandt (12-4) is just 1-4 in his last five bouts in the octagon. He became bantamweight champion but suffered back-to-back losses to renowned fighter TJ Dillashaw. He suffered a KO loss to Pedro Munhoz not too long after, then snapped the losing streak with a KO win over Raphael Assuncao, leaving his bantamweight ranking at #6.
Kara-France's (22-9 and one No Contest) last fight ended with a walk-off knockout over Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 259. Beating Garbrandt would be one of the biggest feats of his career.