Manel Kape was the Rizin Bantamweight Champion by defeating Kai Asakura, Takeya Mizugaki,Ian McCall signed with UFC which I’m happy for!! Manel Kape is moving down to Flyweight and is looking for top opponents.
“I don’t want to wait [too long]. I know that they won’t give me the champion of the UFC, but they will give some guy ranked No. 5 or No. 3, this is what I want. I want to fight with a big dog, I want to handle these guys, I want to show my skills that I can kill all of my division. Now I feel like I’m unstoppable, so this is what I want.”https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/17/21223135/manel-kape-targeting-big-dog-for-ufc-debut-i-feel-like-im-a-champion
Fully capable of fighting top flyweights in the UFC because of his success in Rizin.
“I want a fight with the champion or someone that is top 5 in the rankings – after I can get [a title shot] 100%,” he said. “I can beat whatever fighter in the UFC in my division.”https://www.flocombat.com/articles/6743215-manel-kape-new-flyweight-on-the-block
Ask and you shall receive Manel Kape. UFC debut against Brendan Moreno who has some hands for a Flyweight. Moreno last two wins was the most impressive, Jussier Formiga and Kai Kara France. Moreno is the #3 UFC Flyweight.
Brendan Moreno vs Manel Kape would be a fun fight to watch. Kape with a win over former LFA Flyweight Champion will rank him as the #1 contender.