UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi, June 3, 2023

Kai Kara-France vs Ali Albazi UFC Vegas 74

UFC presented Fight Night: Kara-France vs Albazi on June 3, 2023, also called UFC on ESPN 46 or UFC Vegas 74. The event aired from UFC Apex Arena in Paradise(Las Vegas), Nevada.

Event Info

  • Date: June 03, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims 6 pm ET, Main Card – 9 pm ET
  • Location: UFC Apex Arena, Paradise, NV, US



Main Event: Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi

  • Result: Amir Albazi won via split decision(48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
  • Records: Kai Kara-France (24-10-1), Amir Albazi (16-1-0)
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • More details

Alex Caceres vs Daniel Pineda

  • Result: Alex Caceres won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Records: Alex Caceres (20-13-0), Daniel Pineda (28-14-0)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith

Jim Miller vs Jesse Butler

  • Result: Jim Miller won via KO at 0:23 in round 1
  • Records: Jim Miller (35-17-0), Jesse Butler (12-4)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta

Tim Elliott vs Victor Altamirano

  • Result: Tim Elliot won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Records: Tim Elliott (19-12-1), Victor Altamirano (12-2-0)
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith

Karine Silva vs Ketlen Souza

  • Result: Karine Silva won via submission at 1:45 in round 1
  • Records: Karine Silva (15-4-0), Ketlen Souza (13-3-0)
  • Division/title: Women’s Flyweight Bout
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov

  • Result: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos won via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Records: Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (23-7-0), Abubakar Nurmagomedov (17-3-1)
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta


Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Muñoz Jr.

  • Result: Daniel Santos won via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Records: Daniel Santos (11-2-0), Johnny Muñoz Jr.(12-2-0)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean

Andrei Arlovski vs Don’Tale Mayes

  • Result: Don’Tale Mayes won via TKO at 3:17 of round 2
  • Records: Andrei Arlovski (34-21-0), Don’Tale Mayes (9-5-0)
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Mark Smith

John Castaneda vs Muin Gafurov

  • Result: John Castaneda won via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Records: John Castaneda (19-6-0), Muin Gafurov (18-4-0)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni

Jamie Mullarkey vs Muhammadjon Naimov

  • Result: Muhammadjon Naimov won via TKO at 2:59 of round 2
  • Records: Jamie Mullarkey, (16-5-0), Muhammadjon Naimov(8-2-0)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean

Jinh Yu Frey vs Elise Reed

  • Result: Elise Reed won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Records: Jinh Yu Frey (11-8-0), Elise Reed (6-3-0)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight Bout
  • Referee: Mark Smith
  • More Details

Da’Mon Blackshear vs Luan Lacerda

  • Result: Da’Mon Blackshear won via TKO at 3:54 of round 2
  • Records: Da’Mon Blackshear (12-5-1), Luan Lacerda (12-2-0)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni

Maxim Grishin vs Philipe Lins

  • Result: Philipe Lins won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Records: Maxim Grishin (32-9-2), Philipe Lins (16-5-2)
  • Division/title: Light Heavyweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta


This is the 74th UFC Fight Night event that took place at UFC Apex Center, and hence it is called UFC Vegas 74. The main card of the event aired live on ESPN, and therefore, the event was also called UFC on ESPN 46.

A middleweight bout between #10 ranked Jack Hermansson and #13 ranked Brendan Allen was announced to headline this event. Hermansson withdrew from the bout due to an undisclosed injury. Kai Kara-France vs Amir Albazi flyweight bout was later promoted as the headliner.

Maxim Grashim vs Philipe Lins bout was earlier booked for UFC Vegas 61 event in October 2022. Both fighters weighed in successfully, but the bout was canceled due to a medical issue while the event was ongoing. The bout is now booked for this event.

Allan Nascimento vs Tim Elliott bout was reported for the event. Nascimento later pulled out of the bout at the end of April 2023 due to an undisclosed injury. Victor Altamirano replaced him to face Elliot.

Daniel Santos vs. Johnny Muñoz Jr. bout was originally scheduled for UFC 288, but the bout was rescheduled to this event due to Santos’ injury.


The performance bonuses for UFC Vegas 74 were as below. All 4 fighters got $50,000 extra as bonus.

  • Fight of The Night – Alex Caceres vs Daniel Pineda
  • Performance of the Night – Jim Miller, Muhammadjon Naimov


  • Muhammadjon Naimov
  • Ketlen Souza
  • Stephen Erceg

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • David Onama vs Khusein Askhabov(Askhabov withdrew with unknown reasons)
  • Jack Hermansson vs Brandon Allen(Hermansson withdrew with an undisclosed injury)
  • Allan Nascimento vs Tim Elliott(Nascimento pulled out with an injury)
  • Miesha Tate vs Mayra Bueno Silva (Tate was Injured, and Silva was moved to UFC Fight Night July 15 fight against Holly Holm)
  • Jim Miller vs Ludovít Klein(Klein withdrew with unknown reasons)
  • John Castaneda vs Mateus Mendonça(Mendonça withdrew with unknown reasons)
  • Jamie Mullarkey vs Guram Kutateladze(Kutateladze withdrew with visa issues)
  • Jim Miller vs Jared Gordan(Gordan pulled out due to injury)

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