Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape – Fight Preview & Analysis

Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape fight preview

UFC 304: Edwards vs. Muhammad 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 27, 2024, in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. In this matchup on the fight card, Muhammad “The Punisher” Mokaev will take on Manel “StarBoy” Jacoby in the Flyweight bout. You can view the complete UFC 304 card.

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

With a 48% striking accuracy, Mokaev has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 1.53 per minute. On the other hand, Jacoby boasts a 54% striking accuracy, landing approximately 5.12 significant strikes per minute.

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

The 23-year-old, Muhammad Mokaev is coming in with a 12-0-0 (1 NC) record. Mokaev will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev in March.

Jacoby, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Muhammad Mokaev on March 2, 2024, at UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland and holds a 19-6-0 record.

Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape
5′ 7″
5′ 5″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.
12-0-0 (1 NC)

Muhammad Mokaev has a orthodox fighting stance with an 70″ reach. The 30-year-old Manel Kape is an southpaw fighter with a 68″ 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.

Muhammad Mokaev stats

→ Mokaev’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Mokaev lands 1.53 significant strikes per minute.
→ Mokaev’s takedown accuracy is 41%.
→ Mokaev’s takedown average is 5.75 per 15 minutes.
→ Mokaev’s takedown defense is 0%.

Mokaev comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 1.53 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Jacoby fires at 54% accuracy, landing about 5.12 significant strikes per minute. Muhammad Mokaev also has a 41% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 5.75 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Jacoby’s 0.65 takedowns and 77% takedown accuracy.

Manel Kape stats

→ Jacoby’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Jacoby lands 5.12 significant strikes per minute.
→ Jacoby’s takedown accuracy is 37%.
→ Jacoby’s takedown average is 0.65 per 15 minutes.
→ Jacoby’s takedown defense is 77%.

Manel spent, on average, 11:28 minutes in the Octagon, and Muhammad has an average fight time of 12:10 minutes.

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

Event Name
UFC 304: Edwards vs. Muhammad 2
July 27, 2024
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape

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