Sources: Garbrandt to struggle flyweight Kara-France

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is formally headed to a brand new weight class in 2021.

Garbrandt (12-4) will tackle New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France (22-9) in a non-title flyweight bout on Dec. 11, a number of sources informed ESPN. The UFC has not but introduced an official occasion or location for that date, however the 125-pound contest is within the means of being finalized for an occasion to be introduced.

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Initially from Uhrichsville, Ohio, now combating out of Sacramento, Garbrandt gained the UFC’s bantamweight championship in December 2016, however has gone 1-4 since at 135 kilos. He surrendered the title to TJ Dillashaw in his first tried protection in November 2017. He’s most not too long ago coming off a choice loss to Rob Font in Might.

Garbrandt has lengthy thought-about a transfer to flyweight, and was even scheduled to struggle the division’s champion Deiveson Figueiredo in November, earlier than he suffered an damage.

Kara-France is presently the UFC’s No. 7-ranked flyweight. He’s 5-2 within the UFC total, and a teammate of middleweight champ Israel Adesanya.

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