Kiwi flyweight Kai Kara-France believes that he couldn’t have asked for a better UFC debut.
Kara-France battled back from an opening round knockdown and triangle endeavor from Garcia to proceed with a unanimous decision triumph.
Kara-France was so dominant that particularly in rounds two and three, he landed 157 strikes to Garcia’s 20.
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It was surprisingly the 6th largest differential in UFC flyweight history. The judge’s scorecards were 30-25, 30-25 and 30-26 in Kai’s favor.
He affirmed the triangle endeavor from Garcia was profound, yet he said experiencing difficulty in battles makes him better.
“You could see my experience in that fight. Even though I was down in the first round I wasn’t swayed by it,” Kara-France said. “I just had to push through it.”
Kara-France’s defense was as noteworthy as his superb striking as he consistently countered Garcia’s takedown and submission endeavors.
“I’ve pictured this [for] a long time. I’ve been in this sport for nine years now, I’ve took the hard route to get to the UFC but I’m happy to be here and hopefully I can stay,” he said.
He also won the bonus money ($50,000) for being the Fight of the Night. He reacted to the bonus win on Twitter rather joyously.