Kai Kara-France faces Mark De La Rosa at UFC Shenzhen
An Asian MMA veteran has been added to the UFC Fight Night Shenzhen card. Kai-Kara France made his name competing on this content and the New Zealander will be facing Mark De La Rosa in a flyweight fight on August 31st.
Kara France (19-7-0-1) has won two fights out of two for the UFC. He has spent much of his career competing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China and is currently at #11 in the 125lbs rankings.
His opponent sits at #15 in the UFC flyweight rankings. De La Rosa (11-2) saw a two fight winning streak snapped by a decision loss to Alex Perez in March and will be fighting in Asia for the first time.
As previously announced Weili Zhang will become the first Chinese fighter to ever challenge for a UFC belt when she faces reigning strawwweight champion Jessica Andrade in Shenzhen on August 31st.
Meanwhile Korean middleweight Jun Yong Park will face Anthony Hernandez, Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang will face Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos and Wu Yanan faces Luana Carolina in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen.
This will be the promotion’s third event on mainland Chinese after cards in Shanghai and Beijing.