Two of the best 125-pound fighters square off for the interim UFC Flyweight Championship as Brandon Moreno takes on Kai Kara-France in a five-round battle on July 30 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fights will start at 10:00 PM ET, with ESPN covering the match on pay-per-view TV. UFC Fight Pass will feature the card on live stream. The showdown will serve as the top undercard for the main event between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
Moreno and France fought once on December 14, 2019, with the Mexican winning via unanimous decision. UFC betting odds favor the Mexican to win the match against the New Zealander, who will try to prove that the loss against Moreno in their initial encounter was a fluke. Kara-France has won four of his last five matches since losing to Moreno, including a one-round technical knockout win over former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt. The Mexican is coming off a decision loss in January against UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
UFC 277: Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France Betting Information
Brandon Moreno – Out to Stamp His Class
Despite losing his third match against Figueiredo which cost him the flyweight crown, Moreno (19-6-2 win-loss-draw) has received another opportunity for the interim title against Kara-France. The third bout against Figueiredo won Fight of the Night honors. Moreno knows how to keep the matches short, with 11 of his fights ending via submission and three by knockouts. He also knows how to last long bouts, especially against Figueiredo. Moreno has the experience in championship bouts that he could use as leverage against Kara-France, who will have his first UFC championship bout.
Kai Kara-France – Hoping to Keep His Streak Intact
Since losing to Moreno, Kara-France (24-9 win-loss and one no contest) is on a tear, winning four of his last five matches, including a TKO win over Garbrandt. Kara-France has bombs on his hands as he took out 11 opponents via the short route. He also knows how to last fights, with 14 ending in a decision, including the bout against Moreno. The New Zealander is a well-rounded fighter who needs a sudden break to secure the victory and the flyweight championship against the Mexican fighter.
Moreno vs. Kara-France Betting Numbers
|Record||19-6-2||24-9-0 (1 NC)|
|Win by KO/TKO||16%||46%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.54||4.84|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||3.31||3.51|
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France Summary
The fight for the interim flyweight title will steal the show on this card. Moreno and Kara-France will bring their top-level skills and use it in the octagon to secure the crown. Moreno will have the advantage in championship experience due to his trilogy with Figueiredo. However, Kara-France will use his hunger and all-around skills to pull off a win against the Mexican in their rematch. Sports betting websites are looking to cash in on this big fight that could mold the future of both fighters and the lighter-weight divisions in the UFC. The verdict? Moreno will win via split decision and take home the interim UFC flyweight title in a back-and-forth war that has the potential to be named Fight of the Night.
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