Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Zhumagulov vs Kape?
Manel Kape beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov by , during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th December 2021 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).
Zhumagulov vs Kape stats
Zhalgas Zhumagulov stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Manel Kape made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Kape had advantage in power over Zhumagulov, with a 63% knock out percentage over Zhumagulov's 50%.
Zhalgas Zhumagulov was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Kape had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zhumagulov. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Zhumagulov was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 3 months later than Kape, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 55 to Kape's 49.
Zhumagulov 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 won against 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 won against 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 beat 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 defeated 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, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.