UFC fighter Kai Kara-France has confirmed his UFC debut in Adelaide, Australia.
Kara-France will face Ashkan Mokhtarian. He's had to wait more than two years for this moment.
Kai Kara-France says, "Every night when I close my eyes I see myself making my debut at UFC with the walkout music playing and me looking up and seeing my friends and family."
The Auckland-based flyweight is confident he will walk away with a win.
Meanwhile, a loss for Mokhtarian has potential to pull the curtains on his UFC career.
"It's a cut-throat sport, any fight could be your last in the UFC," says Kara-France, "I'm not taking it for granted, I will put my best foot forward. I'm expecting the best Ashkan Mokhtarian and he should be expecting the best Kai."
Mokhtarian is on a two fight losing streak. While the 25-year-old Kara-France is on a five consecutive fight winning streak- his last win against top Chinese bantamweight fighter Xiaoyu Shi by submission - naked rear choke.
"He is desperate to get a win, he is on his last legs, when he loses this fight he will be cut from the UFC."
In July of this year, UFC boss Dana White announced the news to Kara-France via a video message. He signed a four fight deal.
Kara-France is the fourth fighter out of City Kickboxing Gym in New Zealand to sign with the UFC, alongside City Kick Boxing teammates Daniel Hooker, Israel Adesanya and Shane Young.