Kai Kara-France likes his chances against Deiveson Figueiredo.
Kara-France is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Askar Askarov at UFC Columbus this past weekend.
It made it three wins in a row for the New Zealander who previously knocked out the likes of Rogerio Bontorin and Cody Garbrandt.
Shortly after, Figueiredo as well as Brandon Moreno called for a fight with him as their fourth fight still remains unconfirmed.
Who does Kara-France want to face?
Both are great fights for him, but ideally, he would love the chance to fight Figueiredo and not only become a champion, but show that there are levels to the game.
“Both [Figueiredo and Moreno] fights are great fights for me, but I would love to fight Figueiredo,” Kara-France said on The MMA Hour. “The way he amps up the fight, just his style, people really think he’s ‘God of War.’ But I want to show him that there’s levels to this and there’s a new ‘God of War’ in town, and that’s me. I want to be in his face and put it on him. I want to test him.
“I feel like I can put him away, so it would be a great fight, and imagine doing it at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, 60,000 people, making the walkout, feeding off the energy and putting it on him.”
Kai Kara-France Will Fight Figueiredo, Then Moreno
Coming off his win over Garbrandt — a former champion — most fighters would sit and wait for a title shot.
However, Kara-France wanted to remain active and take a gamble against the previously undefeated Askarov. And it has clearly paid off.
“High risk, high reward,” Kara-France said. “No one wanted to fight this guy. A lot of people would have sat back after knocking out a former champion, let’s just sit on this and see what happens. But I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to wait and be given a title shot, I want to earn it. I want to show everyone I’m the best in the world.”
“I feel like fans want to see a new face. They want to see a new matchup, and then let me fight Figgy, and then I get past him and I’ll fight Moreno after that.”
For now, it seems like Figueiredo and Moreno will run things back a fourth time.
However, there is no denying that if anyone else is next for a flyweight title shot, it’s Kara-France.