Following TUF appearance; Kara-France signs with Rizin

With the UFC choosing not sign the majority of the flyweights that appeared on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, Kiwi contestant Kaiwhare Kara-France has signed with Japanese promotion Rizin.

The 23-year-old announced the news via social media earlier today.

“Excited to announce that I will be fighting for the promotion ‘Rizin’ December 29th in Tokyo Japan,” Kara-France commented.

Seeded number 9 in reality show competition, Kara-France won the opening fight in spectacular style, knocking out number 8 seed in his opening fight before losing his next bout to Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision.

Prior to the reality show, Kara-France had won five straight with all coming via stoppages due to strikes including wins in Guam promotion PXC.

Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.