Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 74 (Albazi Stays Unbeaten at UFC Level)
By Larry Rupp
The UFC is back in Las Vegas on Saturday with a Fight Night card headlined by an intriguing Flyweight matchup that could very well determine the next challenger for the title.
Here's everything bettors need to know about Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi.
Kara-France vs Albazi Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC Vegas 74 — Main Event Flyweight Bout
Kai Kara-France (24-10-0, 11 KOs) vs. Amir Albazi (16-1-0, 5 KOs)
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 9 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV
Kara-France vs Albazi Odds & Prop Bets
All UFC Vegas 74 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Kai Kara-France: (-102)
- Amir Albazi: (-125)
Method of Victory:
- Kara-France by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Kara-France by Points: (N/A)
- Kara-France by Submission: (N/A)
- Albazi by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Albazi by Points: (N/A)
- Albazi by Submission: (N/A)
Kara-France vs Albazi Prediction
Kai Kara-France enters Saturday looking to bounce back after his failed attempt to take the interim belt from Brandon Moreno at UFC 277. Kara-France was defeated via KO/TKO and the loss served as the third one in his last seven UFC bouts. Getting back on track is crucial for the 30-year-old fighter.
That's certainly not going to be easy against Amir Albazi, though. Albazi has stormed into the UFC with four straight victories, including a KO/TKO win over Alessandro Costa in his most recent appearance in December. The Iraq native checks in with only one loss across 17 professional fights.
I'll ultimately side with Albazi due to the fact that he matches up well with Kara-France when upright and gains an advantage on the ground. Albazi averages 2.47 takedowns per 15 minutes at a 50% accuracy rate, while Kara-France averages 0.51 takedowns per 15 minutes at a 25% accuracy rate.
Winner: Amir Albazi (-125)
Kara-France vs Albazi Best Bet
Without any method of victory props available at this time, I'll opt for Amir Albazi's moneyline (-125) as my best bet. The 29-year-old has shown he can win in all kinds of ways given he has been a victor by KO/TKO, submission and decision in his first four UFC bouts. He has the endurance to outlast Kara-France in an intense striking battle, but also the grappling experience to end the fight on the ground.
Bet: Amir Albazi ML (-125)
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