Manel Kape News
Manel Kape explains why he rejected an attempted apology from Israel Adesanya at UFC 293: “We are not brothers”
Harry Kettle - October 5, 2023
Manel Kape issues apology after using a homophobic slur during his callout of Kai Kara-France at UFC 293
Harry Kettle - September 11, 2023
Dana White addresses the homophobic slurs made by fighters during UFC 293: “We make mistakes. I am not holier than thou either”
Fernando Quiles - September 10, 2023
Kai Kara-France set for fast turnaround against Manel Kape at UFC 293 in Australia
Josh Evanoff - June 20, 2023
Deiveson Figueiredo disputes Dana White’s claim that he’s fighting Manel Kape at UFC 290
Fernando Quiles - May 11, 2023
Don’t expect Deiveson Figueiredo to share the Octagon with Manel Kape at UFC 290. UFC President Dana White recently announced the full lineup for UFC 290, which is scheduled to take place on July 8 in Las Vegas. Fight fans noticed a bout between former UFC Flyweight Champion Figueiredo and former Rizin Bantamweight Champion Kape was listed.
Manel Kape explains the "truth" behind canceled fight against Deiveson Figueiredo: "He's fat, weak, and old"
Josh Evanoff - April 27, 2023
UFC flyweight contender Manel Kape has explained why he won’t be fighting Deiveson Figueiredo. ‘Starboy’ has been out of the octagon since a decision win over David Dvorak in December. The victory was a big one, as it moved his winning streak to three. In prior octagon appearances, Kape had picked up stoppage wins over Ode Osbourne and Zhalgas Zhumagulov. That winning steak was enough to earn him a crack at ‘Deus da Guerra’.
Former flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo forced to withdraw from scheduled return at UFC 290
Harry Kettle - April 27, 2023
Deiveson Figueiredo has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled return to the Octagon later this year. For the last few years, Deiveson Figueiredo has been involved in one of the best rivalries in UFC history. Alongside Brandon Moreno, the two men fought for the UFC flyweight championship four times. They split one win each alongside a draw and as a result, they took part in one final collision at UFC 283.
Deiveson Figueiredo opts to stay at flyweight and books fight with Manel Kape for UFC 290 in July
Josh Evanoff - April 13, 2023
Former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is deciding to stick at 125 pounds. ‘Deus da Guerra’ has been out of action since his fourth fight with Brandon Moreno in January. Heading into the matchup at UFC 283, the series sat at 1-1-1. Furthermore, the bout was the first time two fighters in the company’s history had clashed on four occasions.
Alex Perez explains why his UFC San Antonio bout with Manel Kape was canceled at last minute: "This has nothing to do with weight cut"
Fernando Quiles - March 26, 2023
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape re-booked for potential flyweight title eliminator
Adam Martin - December 27, 2020
Alexandre Pantoja and Manel Kape have been re-booked for a potential flyweight title eliminator against each other for early next year. Pantoja vs. Kape was originally scheduled to take place at UFC Vegas 17 on December 19 in Las Vegas, but the bout fell apart after Pantoja withdrew from the bout. The UFC then pulled Kape from the card as well and tabbed him to be the backup fighter to the UFC 256 main event between UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. However, both Figueiredo and Moreno made weight and Kape never ended up making his UFC debut after all at UFC 256.
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape added to Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards undercard
Adam Martin - November 3, 2020
An intriguing flyweight bout between Alexandre Pantoja and Manel Kape has been added to the Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards undercard. Pantoja vs. Kape is set for December 19 on the undercard of the Chimaev vs. Edwards UFC Fight Night event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAjunkie.com broke the news.