Nevada [US], June 4 (ANI): Iraq's UFC Flyweight Amir Albazi defeated New Zealand's Kai Kara-France in the main event of the UFC Vegas 74 fight night card in a cliff-hanger with both fighters having their moments.
However, at the end of round five, the judges scored the fight in favour of Albazi. Albazi scored the win against Kara-France via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47). Albazi further extended his win streak in the octagon to five.
Kara-France, who entered the contest with a 24-10 record, registered 89 significant strikes in the fight, compared to Albazi's 51.
The first two rounds were extremely close as Kara-France force his offence on the feet while Albazi scored valuable points with his ground game. Although in the latter rounds, Kara-France seemed to offer more offence compared to Albazi who wasn't active enough.
Kara-France's offence in the later rounds wasn't enough for the judges as they scored in favour of Albazi. Kara-France has now lost two consecutive bouts his last being an Interim title matchup with the now Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, the loss broke his three-fight win streak.
While Albazi is on his way to challenge for the title after his win against the former title challenger. Furthermore, In the co-main event of the fight card, Alex Caceres defeated Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in the Featherweight clash. (ANI)