Pros react after Kai Kara-France KO’s Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269

By Chris Taylor - December 11, 2021

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt made his flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France at tonight’s UFC 269 event.

Kai Kara-France, Cody Garbrandt, UFC 269

Garbrandt (12-5 MMA) had made the decision to test the waters at 125lbs following his unanimous decision loss to Rob Font back in May. That setback was Cody’s fourth in his past five fights, with three of those defeats coming via knockout.

Meanwhile, Kai Kara-France (23-9 MMA) was coming off a knockout win over Rogerio Bontorin in his most previous effort at UFC 259. Prior to that, the Kiwi had suffered a submission loss to Brand Royval. Kai was ranked seventh in the flyweight division prior to tonight’s affair.

Tonight’s ‘Garbrandt vs. Kara-France’ matchup resulted in another nasty knockout loss for Cody Garbrandt. After a back and forth opening couple of minutes, the Kiwi was able to drop ‘No Love’ with a big punch. Cody quickly got back to his feet only to get dropped again. The former bantamweight champion continued to fight back he was clearly badly hurt. Eventually Kara-France put him away with a final combination.

Official UFC 269 Result: Kai Kara-France def. Cody Garbrandt via KO in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Garbrandt vs. Kare-France below:

Post-fight reactions to Kai Kara-France defeating Cody Garbrandt by knockout:

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