Kara-France vs. Albazi, also known as UFC on ESPN 46, is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will take place on June 3, 2023 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States. Enterprise is located in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area.
The main event was supposed to be a fight in the middleweight division between Jack Hermansson and Brendan Allen, who had previously held the title of LFA Middleweight Champion. However, Hermansson pulled out of the fight in late April citing an unexplained ailment, which resulted in the bout being canceled. The fight between Allen and Bruno Silva was eventually rescheduled to take place on June 25 during UFC on ABC: Emmett vs. Topuria. As a direct consequence of this, the flyweight fight that was planned to take place between Kai Kara-France, a past challenger for the interim title of the UFC Flyweight Championship, and Amir Albazi, was elevated to the position of main event.
Tim Elliott, a former challenger for the UFC Flyweight Championship, and Allan Nascimento, the winner of the flyweight division of The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions, were scheduled to compete against one other in a flyweight match at the event. On April 28, however, Nascimento withdrew from the fight for reasons that have not been disclosed, and he was replaced by Victor Altamirano, a former LFA Flyweight Champion.
Miesha Tate, a former champion in both Strikeforce and the UFC at the women’s bantamweight division, was scheduled to compete against Mayra Bueno Silva in a bout at this weight class. On the other hand, it was revealed on May 10 that Tate had been injured in some way that was not specified, and as a result, Bueno Silva was rescheduled to be the main event of UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Bueno Silva against another former champion, Holly Holm.
At this event, it was anticipated that David Onama will square off against Khusein Askhabov in a fight at the featherweight division. However, Askhabov withdrew from the competition for reasons that are not clear. Instead, Onama was rescheduled to fight Gabriel Santos at the UFC on ABC event that featured Emmett and Topuria.
It was anticipated that Jim Miller and udot Klein would fight it out in a lightweight matchup. However, Klein withdrew from the race on May 19 owing to illness, and Jared Gordon was chosen to take his place.
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi Forecast
UFC Fight Night is set to feature an electrifying clash between Kara-France and Albazi. As these two skilled fighters prepare to step into the octagon, fans around the world eagerly anticipate an action-packed showdown. Both competitors have honed their mixed martial arts skills to perfection, making it a thrilling spectacle for spectators and enthusiasts alike.
Kara-France, known for his lightning-fast strikes and impressive agility, is poised to showcase his dynamic fighting style. With a solid record of victories under his belt, he enters the bout with confidence and determination. His opponent, Albazi, brings his own set of strengths to the table. A master of grappling and submissions, Albazi has proven himself as a formidable force in previous matches.
On the fateful night of the event, June 3, 2023, fight fans will gather at the esteemed UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada. The state-of-the-art venue, nestled in the heart of the bustling Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, sets the stage for an unforgettable evening of exhilarating combat.
Main Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
- Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
- Featherweight Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
- Flyweight Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
- Women’s Flyweight Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza
- Lightweight Jamie Mullarkey vs. Guram Kutateladze
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
- Welterweight Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
- Bantamweight John Castañeda vs. Mateus Mendonça
- Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
- Women’s Strawweight Elise Reed vs. Jinh Yu Frey
- Bantamweight Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Muñoz Jr.
- Bantamweight Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda
- Light Heavyweight Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin