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UFC on ESPN 31: Zhumagulov vs Kape 12/04/2021 Tips, Analysis and Odds

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UFC on ESPN 31 Zhumagulov vs Kape 12-04-2021 Tips Analysis and Odds

UFC on ESPN 31: Zhumagulov vs Kape 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with another great treat for their MMA fans with UFC on ESPN 31 taking place this Saturday, December 4. This event is going to happen inside the halls of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches can be seen through a Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will be putting former bantamweight champion Jose Aldo going up against Rob Font in a bantamweight fight. Manel Kape is going to be fighting in the undercard against Zhalgas Zhumagulov at flyweight. It is seen in the UFC betting lines that Manel Kape is going to be the favorite to win against Zhalgas Zhumagulov.

UFC on ESPN 31: Zhumagulov vs Kape 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Zhumagulov vs Kape 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Zhalgas Zhumagulov +185 Manel Kape -225

Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Zhalgas Zhumagulov is a 33-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Aktobe. Kazakhstan to be in this matchup. His professional fighting career has been handled by the Erkin Kush fight team. Zhumagulov is a five-foot-four fighter and he is a natural flyweight carrying a professional record of 14-5. Those victories are divided into seven knockouts, six decisions, and one submission. This is his fourth fight in the UFC. Like his opponent, Zhumagulov struggled early in his UFC career losing back-to-back matches. He managed to secure his first win in the organization by submitting Jerome Rivera in the second round of UFC 264.

Manel Kape

Manel Kape is at his prime at 28 years old and this fighter came all the way from Luanda, Angola. He has been sharpening his fighting skills at the AKA Thailand MMA stable and will represent them in this upcoming fight. Kape stands at five-foot-six and this young fighter has been competing mainly at the bantamweight division. He now owns a professional fighting record of 16-6 and ten of those wins came from knockouts. After losing back-to-back matches, Kape registered his first UFC victory against Ode Osbourne in UFC 265. That fight ended in a first-round knockout with a flying knee and punches at the 4:44 mark.

Zhumagulov vs Kape Betting Numbers

Record 14-5-0 16-6-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Kazakhstan Angola
Height 5’4″ 5’5″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 66 68
Win by KO/TKO 50% 63%
Win by Submission 7% 31%
Decisions 43% 6%
Strikes landed per minute 4.21 3.71
Striking accuracy 49% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.09 4.23
Striking defense 60% 49%
Takedown average 1.40 0.86
Takedown accuracy 21% 28%
Takedown defense 50% 80%
Submission average 0.50 0.00

Zhumagulov vs Kape Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting fight as both fighters look to pick up momentum from their last win. It is seen in the top online sportsbook that Manel Kape will be that fighter and he will go back-to-back wins with a knockout win.