Kai Kara-France is heading back to China, this time with the UFC.
The Kiwi fighter will return to the Octagon for his third outing against American Mark De La Rosa in Shenzhen on 31 August. UFC announced the matchup via social media.
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) July 16, 2019
Kara-France (19-7) is no stranger to fighting in China, having cut his teeth with regional promotions like Kunlun and WLF W.A.R.S. before making the jump to the UFC.
De la Rosa, who brings an 11-2 record, will move down to flyweight for the bout after having three of his four UFC bouts at bantamweight.
UFC Shenzhen is quickly gathering steam.
UFC Fight Night 157 will take place in Shenzhen on August 31. In the night’s main event, rising strawweight contender Zhang Weili will challenge Jessica Andrade for the UFC’s women’s strawweight title.