Sep 09 2023
Saturday

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
Felipe dos Santos
Santos
Brazil flag
18-6-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
UD 3
6-0-0

The tape

30
Age
23
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDKOKOSDUD
Form
SDSUBNCSUBSUB
18
Wins
6
11
By KO
2
61
KO%
33
5
By SUB
3
28
SUB%
50
6
Loses
0
0
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2019
24
Bouts
7
52
Rounds
12
3 hours, 41 minutes
Fight Time
39 minutes, 2 seconds

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

10
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
-

Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos report

Who won Kape vs Santos?

Manel Kape beat Felipe dos Santos by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the 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).

Kape vs Santos stats

Manel Kape stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Felipe dos Santos made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Manel Kape's UFC record stood at 4-2-0, while Felipe dos Santos' came in at 1-1-0.

The stats suggested Kape had a large advantage in power over Santos, boasting a 61% knock out percentage over Santos' 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Santos had a large advantage over Kape, boasting a 50% submission rate over Kape's 28%.

Manel Kape was the older man by 7 years, at 30 years old.

Santos had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kape.

Kape was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 10 months earlier than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 55 to Santos' 21.

Kape vs Santos form

Kape had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Dvorak at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ode Osbourne at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had lost to Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Kape's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kape vs Santos?

Manel Kape was a 23/100 (-430) favourite going into the contest, while Felipe dos Santos made his way into the ring at 13/4 (+330) with oddsmakers.

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