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WATCH | Manel Kape and Israel Adesanya get into heated shouting match at UFC 293 press conference

Josh Evanoff - September 7, 2023

Things got heated between Manel Kape and Israel Adesanya at the UFC 293 presser earlier today. ‘The Last Stylebender’ is currently slated to return this Saturday night against Sean Strickland. For his part, Israel Adesanya enters the matchup fresh off his championship rematch with Alex Pereira at UFC 287. In April, he scored a second-round knockout win over ‘Poatan’ to win the gold.

Kai Kara-France and Manel Kape.
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Kai Kara-France set for fast turnaround against Manel Kape at UFC 293 in Australia

Josh Evanoff - June 20, 2023

UFC flyweight contenders Kai Kara-France and Manel Kape are set to collide in September. ‘Don’t Blink’ is fresh off his return at UFC Vegas 74 earlier this month. The bout was Kai Kara-France’s first since coming up short against Brandon Moreno for interim gold last July. As the headliner, he faced Amir Albazi. In the flyweight main event, many felt that the New Zealander did much of the better work.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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

Alex Perez was expected to meet Manel Kape at UFC San Antonio this past Saturday night (March 25), but that plan went awry. It was announced during the UFC San Antonio broadcast that the fight was called off due to a medical issue with Perez. Perez has had a string of bad luck when it comes to fight cancellations, and he was quick to address this one.

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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, Deiveson Figueiredo

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. broke the news.