Rogerio Bontorin Pulled From UFC 252 Bout Versus Manel Kape

Manel Kape's UFC debut at UFC 252 has run into some problems, as his original opponent in Rogerio Bontorin has been taken off of the card. First reported by Marcelo Barone of Combate, injury to Bontorin took him out of the August 15th matchup. Bontorin has fought three times since joining the UFC, winning two … Continue reading Rogerio Bontorin Pulled From UFC 252 Bout Versus Manel Kape

Manel Kape To Make UFC Debut vs. Rogerio Bontorin At UFC 252

Former RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape will step into the octagon for the first time on August 15th, facing Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 252. First reported by Marcelo Barone of Combate, the fight will be Bontorin's fourth in the UFC. Kape was a longtime fighter in Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN, making his first appearance on … Continue reading Manel Kape To Make UFC Debut vs. Rogerio Bontorin At UFC 252

UFC Signs RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation's bantamweight champion Manel Kape will exit the promotion, signing a deal with UFC. Originally reported by Combate, Kape's gym AKA Thailand announced Monday he signed a four-fight deal. Kape becomes the second RIZIN champion to recently be signed by UFC, with the promotion's former light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka … Continue reading UFC Signs RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape