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유효한

"StarBoy"

Manel Kape

플라이급 Division

19-6-0 (W-L-D)

4

승리

11

녹아웃 승리

5

서브미션 승

Manel Kape

athlete record

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Learn more about Manel Kape's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
유효한
고향
Angola
체육관
AKA Thailand
파이팅 스타일
MMA
나이
30
높이
65.00
무게
129.50
옥타곤 데뷔
06.02.21
리치
68.00
다리 리치
39.00
  • Pro since 2012

     
  • 11 wins by KO, five by submission (3 RNC, 2 armbar)

     
  • Nine first-round finishes

     
  • Has won seven of his last nine and four in a row

     
  • Owns KO wins over UFC vets Takeya Mizugaki and Ian McCall

     
  • Also faced Kyoji Horiguchi and Yuta Sasaki

     
  • Origin of nickname: “As an amateur I always fought with fighters older than me and I won.” 

UFC 293 (9/9/23) Kape won a three round unanimous decision over Felipe dos Santos 

UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Kape won a three round unanimous decision over David Dvorak 

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Kape stopped Zhalgas Zhumagulov via strikes at 4:02 of the first round

UFC 265 (8/7/21) Kape knocked out Ode’ Osbourne at 4:44 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Kape lost a three round split decision to Matheus Nicolau

UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Kape lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexandre Pantoja

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in Portugal when I was four years old in boxing, because my father is a former world champion in boxing. I started training in MMA at 13 years old.



What ranks and titles have you held? RIZIN - World Champion (Japan), KOC - Champion (France). Invictus Pro league - Champion (Portugal), Vigo Luchas - champion (Spain) 



Do you have any heroes? My mother.



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything - my dream, my goal, my revenge against people that doubted my skills and my determination. I always knew that I’d be here, so I’m grateful.



What was your job before you started fighting? Sometimes I worked in security (bars, restaurants). 



Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Award - The best amateur MMA fighter in Portugal (ADC tournament). Threetimes the best fighter

of the tournament. Record 10-0 



Favorite grappling technique: 
Flying triangle 



Favorite Striking technique: 
Body punch