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UFC 294: Muhammad Mokaev continues world title hunt with Tim Elliott win; calls out Kai Kara-France

Muhammad Mokaev called out Kai Kara-France after maintaining his unbeaten record with a submission victory over Tim Elliott at UFC 294.

The Russian-born Brit is bidding to become the UFC’s youngest ever world champion, however time is not exactly on his side.

Jon Jones is the current record holder having won the belt at the age of 23 and eight months – beating Mauricio Rua back in 2011 to lift the light-heavyweight crown.

Mokaev has just five months remaining to beat Jones’ record and the Brit continued on the path towards a world title shot with his latest victory over Elliott.

The undefeated flyweight stopped his opponent with a third-round arm-triangle choke to improve his professional record to 11-0.

Five of those victories have now come in the UFC, with four of them coming by way of submission.

Speaking after the fight, Mokaev revealed who he is setting his sights on next.

He said: “I needed to finish Tim Elliott. He’s an ex-title contender.

“Now I’m 5-0 in UFC, with four finishes. Most in the flyweight division. Dana [White] give me Kai Kara-France or for the title.”

Kara-France is currently fifth in the flyweight rankings. The New Zealander has lost his last two bouts, including the Brandon Morano clash for the interim flyweight championship back in July 2022.

As well as calling out the 30-year-old, Mokaev also raised the roof in Abu Dhabi with a message for Palestine.

He added: “I want to send peace for around the world. My brothers and sisters in Palestine. May everyone stay safe. My little brothers, kids, women, I just want to send peace around the world.”

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