Meet Manel Kape, Manuel Pedro Gomes, also known as Manel Kape, is a mixed martial artist from Angola. He fights in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He has been fighting professionally since 2012 and has competed in several organizations including Cage Fighters, Knock Out Championship, and Rizin Fighting Federation.
He has won championships in both Rizin and Knock Out Championship at the bantamweight level. As of December 19, 2022, he is ranked #9 in the UFC flyweight division.
Manel Kape Biography
Manel Kape is a professional mixed martial artist from Angola who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a flyweight. He was born on November 14, 1993, in Luanda, Angola, and is also of Portuguese nationality.
Kape is nicknamed “Starboy” and stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds. He fights out of AKA Thailand and has a reach of 68 inches. Kape has been active in the sport since 2012 and has competed in different weight divisions throughout his career.
Age | Date of Birth
As of now, Manel Kape is 30 years old in 2023, 31 years old in 2024, and 32 years old in 2025. He was born in Luanda, Angola.
Nationality | Ethnicity
Manel Kape was born in Luanda, Angola and is of African ethnicity.  He holds both Portuguese and Angolan nationality.
Parents | Family
Manel Kape has Angolan and Portuguese ancestry. His father used to be a boxer and participated in various national and international competitions. 
Manel Kape went to a private boarding school in Luanda, Angola before pursuing his MMA career.  He hasn’t disclosed any further details about his education background.
Manel Kape’s net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 to $250,000. He earns money through various sources, but it is not specified where his income comes from.
He began his career as a boxer and made his professional MMA debut at the age of 17. Kape has fought in various organizations, including Cage Fighters and Knock Out Championship.
He has a record of 15 wins and 6 losses in his career so far. Kape signed with Rizin Fighting Federation after a two-year hiatus due to several canceled fights.
He took part in the Rizin bantamweight Grand Prix and made his debut at Rizin 6, where he won the fight against Erson Yamamoto with a left leg head kick KO.
He won his next two fights in the Grand Prix against Ian McCall and Yusaku Nakamura before losing to Kyoji Horiguchi in the semifinals.
Kape had some notable wins in his career, including a KO win against Takeya Mizugaki at Rizin 18.
He also fought Kai Asakura twice, losing by split decision in the first fight and winning by TKO in the second fight to become the Rizin bantamweight champion.
Children | Wife
Manel Kape, a fighter in UFC, recently became a father and was able to meet his wife and daughter after winning at UFC Vegas 66.  Some sources suggest that he is currently in a relationship with Julia Kukharchuk. 
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