- Kai Kara-France calls for flyweight title bout against Deiveson Figueiredo
- The reigning champion revealed his honest take on Kara-France
Kai Kara-France edged No. 2 flyweight contender Askar Askarov in their main card bout at UFC Columbus. The 29-year-old will surely break into the division’s top five but as early as now, Kara-France already knows what he wants next.
A title shot
In his octagon interview, Kara-France made it clear to the UFC that he wants to be next on deck after the fourth fight between Brandon Moreno and current flyweight king Deiveson.
“Now I’m starting to put it (skills) all together,” Kara-France said post-fight. “So, hey I know Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo are fighting very soon, but I want the next title shot!”
The feeling is mutual
It didn’t take long for the champ to share his honest opinion on Kara-France’s bold call-out. According to Deiveson, “Don’t Blink” has catapulted his name to title contention after his performance against Askarov.
The Brazilian further pointed out that he’s willing to scratch off his fourth bout against Moreno, whom he believes should need to redeem himself against No. 3 contender Alexandre Pantoja, for Kara-France.
“Congratulations you dirty kiwi @kaikarafrance you just punched your ticket with the God of War. [Moreno] @theassassinbaby you just took the back seat. You are 0- 2 against [Pantoja] @Pantojamma if you could beat him I’ll give you the next title shot. Vs let’s make it happen @danawhite,” Figueiredo wrote on Twitter.
As things stand, Kara-France has now gone unbeaten in three fights in a row. Moreno, on the other hand, had just seen his UFC flyweight reign cut short after losing to Deiveson in their trilogy bout at UFC 270 earlier this year.
With Kara-France now about to become a top-five contender, he could be a breath of fresh air that the 125-pound division needs.