Angolan-born flyweight sensation, Manel Kape improves to 2-2 in the UFC from four separate outings this year — stopping former Fight Nights Global flyweight champion, Zhalgas Zhumagulov with an opening round flurry of strikes on the preliminary card of UFC Vegas 44.
Entering the bout with his flyweight counterpart off the back of his first Octagon victory, Kape snapped a two-fight losing run against Alexandre Pantoja and Matheus Nicolau, with a stunning opening round flying knee knockout win over ‘Ode Osbourne at UFC 265 back in August.
Manel Kape lodges his second first round stoppage victory in the UFC
In search of a Performance of the Night bonus, Kape, a former Rizin FF bantamweight titleholder startly brightly against Zhumagulov — dropping the Kazakh native with a lightning fight one-two in the center of the Octagon after a brisk opening between the pair.
Unable to recover sufficiently, Zhumagulov was swarmed by Kape at the Octagon fence, who unloaded with a barrage of strikes, eventually dropping him once more before he was corralled by Keith Peterson.
Below, catch the highlights from Manel Kape’s second UFC win.