USA vs New Zealand: Mark de la Rosa, Kai Kara-France fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 157’ in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Kai Kara-France, Mark de la Rosa

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 157” (a.k.a. “UFC on ESPN+ 15″)
  • Venue: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Date: August 31, 2019

Countries represented


  1. Karolline Rosa Cavedo
  2. Lara Fritzen Procopio
  3. Thiago Moises
  4. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  5. Jessica Andrade
  1. Heili Alateng
  2. Su Mudaerji
  3. Kenan Song
  4. Wu Yanan
  5. Li Jingliang
  6. Zhang Weili
Japan 1. Mizuki Inoue
Mongolia 1. Batgerel Danaa
New Zealand 1. Kai Kara-France
  1. Damir Ismagulov
  2. Khadis Ibragimov
South Korea
  1. Da Un Jung
  2. Jun Yong Park
United States
  1. Andre Soukhamthath
  2. Anthony Hernandez
  3. Derrick Krantz
  4. Mark de la Rosa

Bout #: 9 of 11

Blue Corner

  • Name: Mark “Bumblebee” De La Rosa
  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Gym: Genesis BJJ, River Oaks, Texas
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 11 wins, 2 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 2 wins, 2 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Elias Garcia, Joby Sanchez

Red Corner

  • Name: Kai “Don’t Blink” Kara-France
  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gym: Tiger Muay Thai, Phuket Thailand
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 19 wins, 7 losses, 0 draw, 1 No Contest
  • UFC record before fight night: 2 wins, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Elias Garcia, Raulian Paiva


  • Division: Flyweight
  • Referee: Steve Perceval
  • Method: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • RoundS: 3

In the main event of “UFC Fight Night 157,” “Magnum” Zhang Weili, 30, became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, making her the first ever UFC champion of Chinese descent. She dethroned defending champion Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, 27, of Parana, Brazil via a first-round knockout.

In the co-main event, Elizeu “Capoiera” Zaleski dos Santos, 32, of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and “The Leech” Li Jingliang, 31,of Xinjiang, China competed in the welterweight division. The Chinese contender knocked out his Brazilian opponent via punches in the third round.

“UFC Fight Night 157” is the third UFC event to take place in Shenzhen. Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

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