An injury has forced Australian Top Team fighter Ashkan Mokhtarian off the UFC Adelaide card with UFC officials searching for replacement to take on Kai Kara-France.
News of the withdrawal was first reported by MMA Junkie who cited a UFC official.
The report further suggested that officials are now searching for a locally based flyweight to take on Kara-France with the possibility that the match-up could be moved to a bantamweight contest.
Kara-France, 25, appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 24 where he scored a cracking 30-second knock-out in his opening bout before being eliminated in the quarter finals. A loss in Japanese promotion Rizin has been followed up with five consecutive victories.
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willis
- Tyson Pedro vs. Mauricio Rua
- Jake Matthews vs. Tony Martin
- Paul Craig vs. Jim Crute
- Suman Mokhtarian vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Alexey Kunchenko vs. Yushin Okami
- Ben Nguyen vs. Wilson Reis
- Mizuto Hirota vs. Christos Giagos
- Kai Kara-France vs. TBC
- Keita Nakamura vs. Salim Touahri
- Alex Gorgees vs. Damir Ismagulov