Flyweight Bout Between Rogerio Bontorin and Kai Kara-France Booked For UFC 259

A flyweight bout between Rogerio Bontorin and Kai Kara-France has been booked for UFC 259. First reported by Marcelo Barone of Combate, the fight joins UFC’s pay-per-view on March 6th.

The location for UFC 259 is not confirmed at the moment.

The bout will be Bontorin’s first after injury forced him out of a fight against Manel Kape in August. His last fight was in February of 2020, where he lost to Ray Borg via decision.

Kara-France returns after a loss in September to Brandon Royval. The ranked flyweight bout saw Royval catch Kara-France in the second round with a guillotine choke. Prior to the loss, Kara-France’s last fight was a win against Tyson Nam.

UFC 259 is currently lead by three championship fights. Here is how the full lineup looks currently.

Bout 13: Jan Blachowicz (27-8) vs. Israel Adesanya (20-0) (UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)

Bout 12: Amanda Nunes (20-4) vs. Megan Anderson (10-4) (UFC Featherweight Championship)

Bout 11: Petr Yan (15-1) vs. Aljamain Sterling (19-3) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)

Bout 10: Thiago Santos (21-8) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (13-2) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 9: Randy Costa (6-1) vs. Trevin Jones (12-6) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Uros Medic (6-0) vs. Aalon Cruz (8-3) (Lightweight)

Bout 7: Joseph Benavidez (28-7) vs. Askar Askarov (13-0-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Dominick Cruz (22-3) vs. Casey Kenney (16-2-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 5: Islam Makhachev (18-1) vs. Drew Dober (23-9) (Lightweight)

Bout 4: Sean Brady (13-0) vs. Jake Matthews (17-4) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Tim Elliott (16-11-1) vs. Jordan Espinosa (15-8) (Flyweight)

Bout 2: Livinha Souza (14-2) vs. Amanda Lemos (8-1-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 1: Kai Kara-France (21-9) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (16-2) (Flyweight)

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