Alex Perez vs. Kai Kara-France booked for flyweight fight at UFC San Diego

Flyweights are headed to San Diego.

Alex Perez returns to fight in his home state of California when he takes on Kai Kara-France at UFC San Diego, two persons with knowledge of the booking told MMA Junkie on Friday. They asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

UFC San Diego takes place May 16 at Pechanga Arena. The card is expected to stream on ESPN+.

Perez (22-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who inked a new four-fight deal in addition to his bout agreement, has won back-to-back fights. After losing to Joseph Benavidez in November 2018, Perez returned and defeated Mark De La Rosa by unanimous decision. His most recent outing took place in January when he submitted Jordan Espinosa with an arm-triangle choke in the first round.

Kara-France (21-8 MMA, 4-1 UFC), a product of City Kickboxing in New Zealand, is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over Tyson Nam on Feb. 22. In his five-fight UFC tenure, Kara-France’s lone loss came to Brandon Moreno. He also holds wins over De La Rosa, Raulian Paiva and Elias Garcia.

With the addition, the latest UFC San Diego lineup includes:

2 months ago

Your Ad could be here please email () us for the details.

email us »


Latest news in MMA

UFC president Dana White addresses coronavirus worries: 'We're always concerned'
2 months ago
From 'fake Mexican' to street cred: Khabib, Tony Ferguson verbally spar at UFC 249 press conference
2 months ago
Tony Ferguson shuts down reporter's mental health question with profane response
2 months ago
Photos: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 press conference
2 months ago
UFC 248 ceremonial weigh-in highlights, photo gallery: Final faceoffs for a sick title doubleheader
2 months ago
Photos: UFC 248 ceremonial weigh-ins
2 months ago
Israel Adesanya ($500k), Yoel Romero ($350k) lead UFC 248 disclosed salaries
2 months ago
Drakkar Klose aims to finish 'flat-footed' and 'chinny' Beneil Dariush at UFC 248
2 months ago
UFC 248 faceoff: Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk shake hands – kind of?
2 months ago
UFC 248 faceoff video: Israel Adesanya, Yoel Romero's long staring contest
2 months ago
After seven-fight UFC run, Kyle Bochniak meets Bellator vet Jonathan Gary at CES MMA 61
2 months ago
Jury finds UFC welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault
2 months ago
UFC 249 faceoff video: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson exchange words, and a belt is punted
2 months ago
On the Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make MMA big leagues with March wins
2 months ago
Max Griffin considers Alex Oliveira fight 'a gift,' promises finish at UFC 248
2 months ago
Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Dando booked for UFC 251 in Perth, Australia
2 months ago
Alexander Volkanovski wants Max Holloway rematch at UFC 251, fires back at 'Korean Zombie'
2 months ago
Liz Carmouche to make Bellator debut May 29 in Temecula
2 months ago
UFC 248 'Embedded,' No. 5: Relive that Jedrzejczyk-Weili faceoff up close once more
2 months ago
Alex Perez vs. Kai Kara-France booked for flyweight fight at UFC San Diego
2 months ago