Alexandre Pantoja Out of December 19th UFC Fight Against Manel Kape

Alexandre Pantoja has been taken out of his December 19th UFC fight against Manel Kape. News of the change was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. The fight was scheduled to take place on a "Fight Night" card from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The reason for Pantoja's withdrawal from … Continue reading Alexandre Pantoja Out of December 19th UFC Fight Against Manel Kape

Manel Kape’s UFC Debut Scheduled Against Alexandre Pantoja For December 19th

Former RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape has a new date and a new opponent for his UFC debut, as he is now scheduled to fight Alexandre Pantoja on a December 19th card. First reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie, the fight joins a card scheduled to take place at the UFC APEX in Las … Continue reading Manel Kape’s UFC Debut Scheduled Against Alexandre Pantoja For December 19th

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