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News Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape added to Dec 19 FN event

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  1. toe hold Brown Belt

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    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020...e-pantoja-vs-manel-kape-for-december-19-event

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    UFC books Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape for December 19 event

    Manel Kape will finally make his UFC debut when he takes on one of the flyweight division’s top contenders.

    Kape (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Alexandre Pantoja (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) on Dec. 19 in the promotion's final event of the year at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

    Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an official announcement.

    Kape, a former Rizin FF bantamweight champion, was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Rogerio Bontorin on Aug. 15, but his fight was scrapped after Bontorin was forced out because of an ankle injury. Kape has won his past three fights, all by finish.

    After a three-fight winning streak, Pantoja has seen his momentum take a halt, losing two of his past three. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Askar Askarov at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in July.
     
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  2. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Prochazka was a legit Rizin champ.
    Musyaev is a legit Rizin champ.

    Kape got dominated by Horiguchi and lost comfortably to Sasaki. His only good win in Rizin is over Asakura, and maybe an over the hill Mccall. While he's a great addition to the UFC, he's not coming in with a ton of momentum.
     
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  3. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    But he's a banger tho
     
  4. Straatblaffer Brown Belt

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    Good for them hope it's a nice fight
     
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    Looks fun
     
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  6. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Oh shit this fight is a fucking banger.
     
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  7. ChinaMMABlog Purple Belt

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    Big fan of this fight.
     
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  8. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    His last couple of fights he looked like he'd improved massively. Seems to have found the right environment for him.
     
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    This will be a scrappy one.
     
  10. X Factor Purple Belt

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    I love this fight should be great but I have Pantoja in this one
     
  11. Buffmeister If u aint smokey it aint your m'fkin message

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    Great match up!
    Big time test for Kape...


    I think i'm picking Pantoja here...
     
  12. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Good match-up. Unfortunately Pantoja is starting to go the way of Jussier - experienced, well-rounded, but can’t put it all together to become a bona-fide contender.
     
  13. RDUBYA an oldie but a goodie

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    this fight will contain hitting and being hit
     
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    Awesome fight.
     

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