Sumudaerji vs. Manel Kape Booked For April 23rd UFC Card

Flyweights Sumudaerji and Manel Kape are expected to meet at UFC’s April 23rd card. The fight, which is joining a UFC event that doesn’t have a confirmed location currently, was announced by both fighters via social media recently.

Kape is fighting Sumudaerji after a busy rookie year in the UFC.

Kape had a rough start to 2021, losing on scorecards to Alexandre Pantoja and Matheus Nicolau. But he turned things around in the second half of the year, picking up two first-round finish victories.

His first win came at UFC 265, where he stopped Ode Osbourne with a flying knee. In December, Kape finished Zhalgas Zhumagulov with punches for his second victory.

Sumudaerji is currently on a strong three-fight winning streak that he has slowly built up in recent years. His most recent win was in January 2021, where he beat Zarrukh Adashev via decision.

Strawweights Amanda Lemos and Jessica Andrade are expected to headline UFC’s April 23rd card. Here is how the show looks currently:

Bout 7: Amanda Lemos (11-1-1) vs. Jessica Andrade (22-9) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Clay Guida (37-21) vs. Claudio Puelles (11-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 5: Dean Barry (4-1) vs. Mike Jackson (0-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 4: Maycee Barber (9-2) vs. Montana De La Rosa (12-6-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 3: Tyson Pedro (7-3) vs. Ike Villanueva (18-13) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Tanner Boser (20-8-1) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Sumudaerji (14-4) vs. Manel Kape (17-6) (Flyweight)

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