Manel Kape vs Felipe dos Santos – Fight Preview & Analysis

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Manel “StarBoy” Tuivasa will take on Felipe “Lipe Detona” dos Santos in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 293 card.

Tuivasa brings a unique southpaw fighting stance with an 68″ reach. In contrast, dos Santos, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 70″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 52% striking accuracy, Tuivasa has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.46 per minute. On the other hand, dos Santos boasts a 0% striking accuracy, landing approximately 0 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Manel Kape is coming in with a 18-6-0 record. Tuivasa will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against David Dvorak at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland in December.

dos Santos, meanwhile, is coming off a against on December 17, 2022, at and holds a 7-0-0 (1 NC) record.

Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos
5′ 5″
5′ 7″
7-0-0 (1 NC)

Manel Kape has a southpaw fighting stance with an 68″ reach. The 23-year-old Felipe dos Santos is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Manel Kape stats

→ Tuivasa’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Tuivasa lands 4.46 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown accuracy is 28%.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown average is 0.56 per 15 minutes.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown defense is 69%.

Tuivasa comes in with 52% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.46 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, dos Santos fires at 0% accuracy, landing about 0 significant strikes per minute. Manel Kape also has a 28% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.56 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to dos Santos’s 0 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Felipe dos Santos stats

→ dos Santos’s striking accuracy is 0%.
→ dos Santos lands 0 significant strikes per minute.
→ dos Santos’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ dos Santos’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ dos Santos’s takedown defense is 0%.

Felipe spent, on average, minutes in the Octagon, and Manel has an average fight time of 10:45 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Manel or Felipe? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
September 9, 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos

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