Kiwi Kai Kara-France to fight Ashkan Mokhtarian at UFC Adelaide

Kara-France signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC last month.
Kara-France signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC last month. Photo credit: Getty

Kiwi flyweight Kai Kara-France has his first official UFC opponent.

The newly-signed Aucklander will take on Iranian-born Australian Ashkan Mokhtarian at UFC Adelaide on December 1, according to MMA Wizard.

The 32-year-old Mokhtarian boasts a professional record of 13-3 and is on a two-fight losing streak that includes a loss to John Moraga at the UFC Fight Night in Auckland in June 2017.

Kara-France got a taste of the UFC when he competed in Season 24 of the Ultimate Fighter in 2016, where he made the quarter-finals.

He's since fought throughout Asia and Australia, notching nine knockouts and three submissions in 17 career wins.

The 25-year-old, known as 'Don't Blink' on account of his propensity for knockouts, is the latest in a string of elite fighters to emerge from Auckland's City Kickboxing gym, following in the footsteps of Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker and Shane Young.

The Adelaide event is yet to have a headline bout added, with a flyweight contest between Wilson Reis and Australian Ben Nguyen the lone fight confirmed.

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