Former castor champion Manel Kape’s third attempt for UFC debut. After the Angolan couldn’t struggle in August or December, the duel in opposition to the Brazilian Alexandre Pantoja will now happen on February 6.
The time is correct, Manel Kape (15-4) can present what he can do in the UFC. On February 6, the 26-year-old will assault for the primary time in the Octagon. The flyweight joined the UFC in March 2020 after moving into the ring with Rizin for the earlier three years and solely with the ability to attain the Grand Prix last in 2017 in opposition to Kyoji Horiguchi and in his final struggle on New Years Eve 2019 in opposition to the Japanese. Kai Asakura turned the group’s champion with a second spherical knockout.
At his debut, he’ll meet the Brazilian Alexandre Pantoja (22-5). The “Cannibal” got here to the UFC in 2017 by way of The Ultimate Fighter and has been in the cage 9 instances since. Pantoja was capable of defeat title challenger Brandon Moreno and title contender Wilson Reis, amongst others, however has but to come back near the title as he was solely crushed by in the present day’s champion Deiveson Figueiredo final 12 months and needed to admit defeat to Askar Askarov in his final look in July.
Kape was on account of make his debut in opposition to Rogerio Bontorin in August however the Brazilian suffered an ankle harm in preparation. Then the selection fell on Pantoja and December because the date, there once more there was no struggle, Pantoja needed to cancel due to an an infection Covid-19. In February, there ought to lastly be a struggle.
The Fight Night is directed by Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem:
UFC Fight Night 186
February 6, 2021
TBA to TBA, TBA, USA
Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov
Frankie Edgar v. Cory sandhagen
Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau
Beneil Dariush vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Clay Guida vs. Michael johnson
Manel Kape vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Wellington Turman v. Aliaskhab Khizriev
Gabe Green v. Phil rowe
Molly McCann v. Lara procopio
Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Wellington Turman
Julio Arce vs. Timur Valiev
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