Amir Albazi Edges Kai Kara-France, Surges Up Flyweight Ranking
3 months ago
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Amir Albazi Edges Kai Kara-France, Surges Up Flyweight Ranking || Super Admin
Amir Albazi edged Kai Kara-France by split decision in the main event of UFC Vegas 74 on Saturday night, earning a big win over the No. 1-ranked flyweight contender.
Albazi, who entered the fight ranked No. 10, won the first two rounds on all three judges' scorecards, but Kara-France rallied in the final round to win the third round on two of the judges' scorecards. The final score was 29-28, 29-28, and 28-29.
With the win, Albazi moves into the top five of the flyweight rankings and puts himself in position for a title shot. Kara-France remains the No. 1 contender, but he will need to get a win over another top contender to stay in line for a title shot.
In the co-main event, Rodolfo Viera defeated Cody Durden by unanimous decision. Viera, who entered the fight ranked No. 15, won all three rounds on all three judges' scorecards. The final score was 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27.
With the win, Viera moves into the top 10 of the bantamweight rankings. Durden, who was ranked No. 12, drops to No. 14.
Here are the rest of the results from UFC Vegas 74:
- Jared Vanderaa defeated Chase Sherman by unanimous decision.
- Michael Johnson defeated Alan Patrick by unanimous decision.
- Tyson Pedro defeated Johnny Walker by knockout in the first round.
- Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Nate Maness by unanimous decision.
- Ronnie Lawrence defeated Said Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision.
- Alex Perez defeated Matt Schnell by unanimous decision.
- Cody Stamann defeated Eddie Wineland by TKO in the first round.
- Ronnie Berridge defeated Nick Maximov by unanimous decision.
The UFC returns to action next Saturday, June 10, with UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot in Las Vegas.
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