Kai Kara-France fights Amir Albazi on June 3 in a pick'em odds bout

Kara-France vs Albazi Odds & Pick: A Tense Flyweight Headliner

We've got a UFC flyweight main event Saturday when Kai Kara-France takes on Amir Albazi.

The five-round main event takes place at the Apex in Las Vegas, where prelims begin at 6 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 10 p.m. The Kara-France vs Albizi odds are currently a pick'em, though that's liable to change as we inch closer to June 3.

The co-main event for this fight is Alex Caceres vs Daniel Pineda, and Jim Miller takes on Jared Gordon on the main card.

UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi Betting Odds

Kara-France vs Albazi Odds
Kai Kara-France-110
Amir Albazi-110

Odds as of June 1

According to our odds calculator, each fighter in this pick'em scenario gets a 52.38% implied chance of victory, and a $100 bet pays out $190.91.

How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi

Here's how to view this flyweight banger.

  • Date/Time: June 3, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: UFC Apex
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+, Cable Provider

UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi Full Card & Betting Odds

Here's Saturday's lineup at the Apex.

UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi Fight Card Odds
  • Main Card
  • Flyweight Main Event – Kai Kara-France (-110) vs Amir Albazi (-110)
  • Featherweight – Alex Caceres (-170) vs Daniel Pineda (+140)
  • Lightweight – Jim Miller (+150) vs Jared Gordon (-175)
  • Flyweight – Tim Elliot (-170) vs Victor Altamirano (+140)
  • Women's Flyweight – Karine Silva (-225) vs Ketlen Souza (+187)
  • Lightweight – Muhammadjon Naimov (+300) vs Jamie Mullarkey (-400)
  • Prelims
  • Welterweight – Elizeu Zaleski (-110) vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov (-110)
  • Bantamweight – John Castenada (-125) vs Muin Gafurov (+100)
  • Heavyweight – Andrei Arlovski (+110) vs Don'Tale Mayes (-138)
  • Bantamweight – Daniel Santos (-220) vs Johnny Munhoz Jr. (+180)
  • Women's Strawweight – Jinh Yu Frey (+110) vs Elise Reed (-138)
  • Bantamweight – Luan Lacerda (-150) vs Da'Mon Blackshear (+125)
  • Light Heavyweight – Maxim Grishin (-138) vs Philipe Lins (+110)

Odds as of June 1

Kara-France vs Albazi Tale Of The Tape

FighterKai Kara-FranceAmir Albazi
Record24-10 (7-3 UFC)16-1 (4-0 UFC)
Avg. Fight Time11:529:07
Sig. Strikes Per Minute4.703.54
Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute3.572.47
Takedowns Per 15 Minutes0.512.47
Takedown Accuracy25%50%
Takedown Defense87%66%

Kara-France vs Albazi Preview: Who Will Win?

Could this fight determine the next 125-pound title contender?

How Albazi Wins

"The Prince" is a tank with a strong Octagon presence. He's confident with his jab and never rushes into combat; instead, Albazi waits and peppers opponents with that fierce uppercut that scored him a third-round KO in his last fight vs Alessandro Costa. On the feet, the 29-year-old is quite sturdy, though KKF is still a more potent striker.

With that in mind, watch for Albazi to introduce a level change. He's quite good on the ground and has a knack for gliding around opponents and taking their back. Kara-France has one submission loss on his resume (a bonkers fight vs Brandon Royval), which came as the product of some wild knockdowns, then a scramble and a guillotine choke. Chaos favors Albazi. If he gets the New Zealander scrambling, there will be opportunities to attack. 

How Kara-France Wins

"Don't Blink" is a polished kickboxer with fast hands and a diverse offensive strategy. If this bout turns into a speed contest, Kara-France will win. He's been in the cage with way better opponents than Albazi and will be able to think and adapt. Once Albazi turns up the heat with takedowns and pressure, that's where Kara-France's fate will be decided. He staggered through some adversity in his recent fights vs Rogerio Bontorin and Askar Askarov before ultimately popping back to his feet and throwing hands.

As I said before, if this fight gets sloppy, Albazi will get more chances to win. In a 25-minute punch-athon, however, I'll back the Kiwi. 

Kara-France vs Albazi Pick

I'm very, very excited for this rumble, in part because there are some undeniable trends within the flyweight division. Betting on flyweight UNDERs has been a goldmine this year, and with the smaller Apex cage in play, too, I'm wagering on a finish.

My bet is for Kara-France to win (-110) and for this bout to finish inside the distance (-140).

Pick: Kara-France to win (-110); fight ends inside the distance (-140)