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David Dvorak vs Manel Kape report
Who won Dvorak vs Kape?
Manel Kape beat David Dvorak by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Manel Kape.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Dvorak vs Kape stats
David Dvorak stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Manel Kape made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Kape had a large advantage in power over Dvorak, boosting at 65% knock out percentage over Dvorak's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dvorak had an advantage over Kape, with a 40% submission rate over Kape's 29%.
David Dvorak was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Dvorak was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Kape, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 47 to Kape's 52.
Dvorak vs Kape form
Manel Kape had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ode Osbourne at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Kai Asakura at RIZIN 20 on 31st December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Rizin Bantamweight championship fight at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Dvorak's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Kape's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Dvorak vs Kape?
David Dvorak was a 19/10 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Manel Kape made his way into the ring at 21/50 (-240) with oddsmakers.
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