fr24news– While Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno managed to gain some weight ahead of their UFC 256 flyweight title fight, Manel Kape goes to sleep on Friday night as if he were shutting down the show.
As MMA Fighting first reported last week, former bantamweight champion RIZIN has been named a substitute fighter for the title fight between Figueiredo and Moreno, which takes place on Saturday night at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Kape weighed 124.5 pounds in Friday’s weigh-ins. In previous years, the fact that both scheduled headliners managed to put on some weight would normally mean that the door to competition was slammed. However, in a chaotic 2020 that has seen many twists and turns, “Prodigio” finds the balance between hoping he will make his promotional debut in a title fight and remaining grateful for the opportunity, no matter what. .
In an exclusive interview, Kape joined Mike Heck of MMA Fighting to discuss how he became the backup fighter after Alexander Pantoja was forced to step down from their scheduled fight on December 19, having the weight cut. easiest of his career, convinced it would create af * ckin massacre ‘if he ends up getting the last minute call to face Figueiredo or Moreno, if he was impressed by the champion, who he says will leave UFC 256 with the title should all go as planned, with Cody Garbrandt moving to flyweight, and more.