Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Pantoja vs Kape?
Alexandre Pantoja beat Manel Kape by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Vegas 18, on Saturday 6th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexandre Pantoja.
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).
Pantoja vs Kape stats
Alexandre Pantoja stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 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 ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Kape had a large advantage in power over Pantoja, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Pantoja's 36%.
Alexandre Pantoja was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Pantoja was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 9 months earlier than Kape, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 64 to Kape's 49.
Pantoja vs Kape form
Kape had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Takeya Mizugaki at RIZIN 18 on 18th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dolphins Arena, Nagoya.
Going into that contest, he had won against Seiichiro Ito at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
Before that, he had been beaten by Ulka Sasaki at RIZIN 14 on 31st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
He had beat Yusaku Nakamura at RIZIN 13 on 30th September 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
Kape's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.