UFC Auckland: Kai Kara-France puts on clinic against Tyson Nam on way to UD win

Kai Kara-France wins at UFC Auckland (Photo: Chad Wood)

The Kiwi Contingent has got off to a cracking start at UFC Auckland.

Kai Kara-France put on a clinical display in front of a raucous Auckland crowd at Spark Arena to pick up a unanimous decision win. He picked up scores of 30-27 on all three of the judges’ scorecards.

Kai was the more active fighter through the duration of the fight and while Nam often led, Kai landed the cleaner blows.

“Ever since I started MMA when I was 10 years old it was my dream to fight in the UFC and fight at Spark Arena,” Kai said in his post-fight interview.

The number 8 ranked Kai Kara-France bounces back after being defeated by Brandon Moreno late last year.

The win improves Kai’s record to 21-8 (1nc).

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My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.