Manel Kape flurries for TKO, declares himself ‘best flyweight in the world’

Manel Kape put away Zhalgas Zhumagulov with a blistering mix in the preliminary Saturday at UFC on ESPN 31.

The flyweight battle at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas was high-paced from the minute it started. Both males were swinging for the knockout, however it was Kape (17-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 2-2 UFC) who landed the very first momentum-shifting shot when he broke Zhumagulov (14-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 1-3 UFC) with a huge shot that staggered him.

Kape put it on when he noticed his challenger was harmed, releasing a endless stream of punches with Zhumagulov up versus the fence up until he decreased and referee Keith Peterson stopped the action at the 4:02 mark of Round 1.

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After the win, Kape stated he’s coming for the UFC flyweight title in the next year.

“Always when I say I will do something expect what I do,” Kape stated in his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. “I’m here to be a champ and I will be that in 2022 if God allows me. I’m the very best flyweight worldwide.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.