Two flyweights in quest of a second UFC victory will conflict in December.
MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with information of the matchup that Manel Kape (16-6) will struggle Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-5) on Dec. 4 at a location nonetheless to be decided.
The bout was first introduced by Zhumagulov by way of his social media:
In his most up-to-date outing, Kape scored his first UFC victory with a first-round knockout of Ode Osbourne. That snapped a two-fight skid for the previous RIZIN champion, who dropped a detailed break up determination to Matheus Nicolau in March and a unanimous determination to Alexandre Pantoja in his UFC debut this previous February.
Zhumagulov can be coming off of his first UFC win. The Kazakhstan native submitted Jerome Rivera within a spherical following determination losses to Amir Albazi and Raulian Paiva. In his announcement, Zhumagulov added that his struggle in opposition to Kape would be the first of a brand new contract.