Manel Kape


Scores KO after missing weight
August 7, 2021
Kape defeated Ode Osbourne via KO (knee) at 4:44 of Round 1 at UFC 265 on Saturday in Houston.
Kape would have almost certainly earned a post-fight bonus for this effort, but he isn't eligible for one because he missed weight by three pounds on Friday morning. Any weight miss is bad, but three pounds is especially concerning. Inside the Octagon, Kape's explosiveness was on full display. The knee that finished off Osbourne was perfectly placed. Kape has far more stopping power than your average flyweight, and he needed it here considering he dropped decisions in each of his first two UFC bouts. There's potential here if the 27-year-old can get his weight cut under control.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Manel Kape
The MMA Mashup: UFC 265 Preview
49 days ago
You might like a guy with the power of Vicente Luque on Saturday at UFC 265, but where's the best site to take advantage of this hunch? Chris Olson runs down the top plays for FIVE different DFS sites.
Drake's Take's: UFC 265 Lewis vs. Gane
50 days ago
Drake Burden is back to break down every fight on the UFC 265 card, offering up some sneaky DFS plays from the undercard to help you gain leverage on the field.
MMA Best Bets: Cole's Picks for UFC 265
50 days ago
Jose Aldo will take the Octagon for Saturday's co-main event at UFC 265, entering as a slight betting favorite. Cole Shelton breaks down how he's going to attack this fight (and more) at the sportsbooks.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 265 Preview
52 days ago
After six consecutive wins in the UFC, the undefeated Ciryl Gane has earned himself a title shot against a heavy-hitting veteran in Derrick Lewis. Jon Litterine breaks down the key matchups on DraftKings.
More Fantasy News
Fight will proceed
August 6, 2021
Kape will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Ode Osbourne for Saturday's bout but the fight will go on as planned, Marc Raimondi of reports.
This seemed the likely outcome for Kape after he came in three pounds over the limit on the scale Friday morning. Kape remains a sizeable favorite in the bout at around -200 in pursuit of his first victory as part of the UFC promotion.
Tips scales three pounds over limit
August 6, 2021
Kape weighed in three pounds over the 126-pound limit for his scheduled fight versus Ode Osbourne, Marc Raimondi of reports.
Kape will likely have to forfeit a portion of his purse as a result, but it seems likely the bout will proceed. Another update on the status of the bout will be provided once confirmation of the fight status surfaces.
Next opponent lined up
June 30, 2021
Kape will take on Ode Osbourne in a flyweight bout at the UFC event on August 7, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Kape is coming off a split decision loss to Matheus Nicolau back in March. Kape was a highly touted prospect, but has lost his first two decisions to begin his career with the UFC. Osbourne is coming off a knockout of Jerome Rivera back in February.
Slow start again leads to defeat
March 13, 2021
Kape lost to Matheus Nicolau via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Kape, a highly hyped prospect upon his UFC arrival, has now dropped back-to-back decisions to begin his company run. He looked better here than in his maiden voyage, but Kape's inactivity over the course of Round 1 likely cost him the fight. Of course, Kape probably deserved to win regardless after an excellent Round 2 and fairly solid Round 3. Kape has a bunch of power and is ridiculously talented, but he's now 4-5 in his past nine fights and that's an ugly statistic no matter how you look at it. Kape needs to do whatever is necessary to ensure his emerges victorious his next time out.
To fight Nicolau on March 13
March 3, 2021
Kape will fight Matheus Nicolau at the UFC Event on March 13, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Nicolau was looking for a new opponent after his previously scheduled fight against Tagir Ulanbekov was called off. Thus, Kape, who was dealing with a thumb injury and facing a possible six-month medical suspension, will return to the ring in a little over a month and face Nicolau, who makes his awaited return to the UFC after an almost three-year hiatus.