Former Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt seeks a new path as he looks to face Kai Kara-France in his flyweight debut.
Cody Garbrandt has decided to go down a weight class and try his hand in the flyweight division. The former champion will most likely take on Kai Kara-France in his debut at a UFC event on December 11th. This news was first confirmed by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The UFC has not yet announced the event or location for it but the fight seems to be in the final stages of confirmation.
Cody has been having a tough time in the division he was once champion as he could not manage to get even one title defense. The fighter is looking for another route, though unexpected makes sense in a lot of ways. Garbrandt became the champion in December 2016 but lost his title immediately to TJ Dillashaw. In his last five fights, “No love” has won only one bout.
Can Cody Garbrandt find success against Kai Kara-France?
Kara-France is coming off an amazing victory against Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 259. The Kiwi made a comeback win against Rogerio as he knocked his opponent at the end of the first round. Kara-France has a record of 22-9-0, 1 no contest in his professional career as an MMA fighter. The fighter from New Zealand is looking to get back on his winning streak. He has two losses in the UFC, coming against champion Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval.
Meanwhile, the flyweight debutant, Cody has not had the best of time as he faced three consecutive losses after his title win and has managed to win only one fight since then. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Rob Font. “No Love” will look to make a strong comeback in his career against Kara-France who is ranked No.11 in the rankings.