Kai Kara-France

John Max 27 Sep,2020

Facts of Kai Kara-France

Birth Name
James Kaiwhare Kara-France
Famous Name
Kai Kara-France
New Zealand


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
MMA Fighter
Currently Club



James Kaiwhare Kara-France a.k.a Kai Kara-France is a professional New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) fighter who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the flyweight division. A professional since 2010, he previously competed at Supremacy cage Fighting, The Cage, Legend Fighting Championship, Bandung Fighting Club, AFC, Pacific Xtreme Combat, and W.A.R.S.

Nicknamed Don't Blink, Kara-France was born on 26th March 1993, under the star sign Aries. The twenty-seven years old stands 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) and weighs 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st).

How Much Is Kai Kara-France's Net Worth In 2020?

As of 2020, Kai Kara-France's net worth is approximately $0.5 million. The significant source of his income is his MMA career. 

UFC Career Earning

Date Event Earnings
December 2, 2018 UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
February 10, 2019 UFC 234 $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
August 31, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang $14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay
December 14, 2019 UFC 245 $25,000 to show, $4,000 fight week incentive pay
February 23, 2020 UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker $25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $4,000 fighter incentive pay
September 27, 2020 UFC 253 $40,000 guaranteed, $5000 promotional bonus, $50,000 performance bonus

Besides, he is sponsored by MusclePharm, Nutrition System NZ, and Pharmafreak. 

Relationship Status and Girlfriend

Kai Kara-France has always lived a low-key personal life. The only thing he spoke about his love life is he has a girlfriend. Besides, there is no information about his girlfriend, not even her name. It seems like the MMA fighter prefers is a personal life behind the camera. 

Early Years

Kara-France turned pro at 17 while still a student at Mt Albert Grammar. At the age of eighteen, Kara-France packed his bags and left the comforts of his parents' Waterview bungalow and flew to Phuket, Thailand, to commit himself to the Tiger Muay Thai gym.  

After a brief stint studying for a Bachelor of Sport at Unitec Mt Albert, he spotted a Facebook post advertising scholarships at the world-class Tiger Muay Thai gym. It was a tough decision to drop out of university and take the gamble, but Kara-France believed the potential rewards outweighed the risk.


On 2nd December 2018, Kai made his professional debut at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Elias Garcia. He won the fight via unanimous decision. His next fight was against Raulian Paiva at UFC 234 on 10th February 2019. He won the fight via split decision. On 31st August 2019, he won the fight against Mark De La Rosa at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang.

Kai Kara-France signed to UFC SOURCE: UFC

On 14th December 2019, Kai lost to Brandon Moreno at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019. At UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker, Kai won against Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker. On 27th September 2020, he lost to Brandon Royval.

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