UFC Auckland Hawaii Own Tyson Nam's Video Sherdog Interview against Kai Kara-France...
- Flyweights looking to get back in the win column to start 2020 meet in what should be a fast-paced fight in Auckland as local favorite Kai Kara-France shares the cage with American veteran Tyson Nam.
A competitor on Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter, Kara-France was bounced in the quarterfinals by Alexandre Pantoja, but still found his way to the Octagon a couple years later thanks to a winning streak he pushed to eight with victories in each of his first three UFC appearances. That run of success came to an end last year when he dropped a close, competitive fight to fellow TUF 24 cast member Brandon Moreno, and now he looks to get right back into the win column in front of a partisan crowd at Spark Arena on Saturday.
Nam made his promotional debut last fall on short notice, stepping in to face Sergio Pettis in Mexico City. Prior to that contest, the 35-year-old had gone 6-1-1 in his last eight appearances, including a win over former UFC title challenger Ali Bagautinov and a draw with another member of the TUF 24 cast, Yoni Sherbatov.
Kara-France has long profiled as someone capable of making a run towards the top of the flyweight division and his bout with Moreno showed he might be closer than previously anticipated. Can he turn this homecoming into a major coming out party or will Nam spoil the night by handing him a second straight loss?