UFC president Dana White revealed via video message to City Kickboxing, that Kai Kara-France is the latest Kiwi to earn a contract with the UFC. City Kickboxing is Kai's gym where he trains, alongside fellow UFC fighters Dan Hooker, Israel Adesanya and Shane Young.
With a professional record of 17-7, this 25 year old flyweight from Auckland has been due this contract for quite a while.
"It didn't really hit me at first because I've been told so many times that I'm nearly in," Kara-France told Stuff.
"So it didn't really click until Eugene [head trainer of City Kickboxing] told me as he was hugging me - that's when it really kicked in."
Awesome mahi Kai, very deserving and we are supporting you all the way!