- Date of Birth
- Age 28 Years Old
- Famous Name Manel Kape
- Country Angola AO
- Birth Name Manel Kape
- Birth Place Luanda, Angola
- Famous Name Prodigio
- No. of Twitter Followers 32.5k
- No. of Instagram Followers 38.2k
- Current team AKA THAILAND
- Nationality Portuguese-Angolion
- Profession Mixed Martial Artiest
- Came to fame after 2012
- Currently Working For AKA Thailand
- Awards #11 Flyweight in the world, Rizin Bantamweight Champion,
Mapel Kape is a Portuguese-Angolian mixed martial artist competing as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has formerly competed for cage fighters, Knockout Championship, and Rizin Fighting Federation since 2012. Currently, he is the #11 Flyweight in the world and also the former Rizin Bantamweight Champion.
The mixed martial artist, Manel Kape, was born on 14 November 1993 in Luanda, Angola. He holds Portuguese-Angolian nationality and African ethnicity. He stands 5ft 6inch (1.68m) tall and his exact weight has been measured to be 56.7 kg. His parents belong to Angola and nothing much is reviewed if he has a sibling.
UFC and MMA Career
At the age of 14, he fought for the first time in MMA, but he had several matches previously. At Cage Fighters 2, he made his professional debut when he matched Artur Gomes and won the first round by TKO. He won his first submission win with Ricardo Teixeria and his first unanimous decision win with Marco Santos. His fans have given him the nickname 'Starboy'.
When Souksavanh Khampasath matched him in the Knock Out Championship, he experienced his first loss. After this match, he trained harder and later won against Hicham Rachid at Invictus 1and Daniel Barez at Ansgar Fighting League 2 and continued his winning streaks. He won the KOC Bantamweight title by winning Antoine Gallinaro in the fourth round through an armbar.
He has got a total of 15 wins, 9 by knockout, 5 by submission, and 1 by unanimous decision. Similarly, he got 6 losses, 2 by submission and 4 by unanimous decision. According to ESPN, his professional MMA record stands to be 15-5-0. He was ranked as the #8 flyweight in the world from April 23 till March 12 in 2020.
He is also the first Portuguese-Angolan fighter who was signed as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also has got signed in the RIZIN Bantamweight Championship once, and he is associated with team AKA Thailand from which he got the majority of fighting experience.
What is the Net worth of Manel Kape?
The salaries and payouts of UFC fighters include base pay, win bonuses, performance bonus, and promotional compliance. He has not revealed details related to his net worth as of 2021. But it is seen that he has a luxurious lifestyle seen through his social media accounts.
In UFC Vegas 18 (UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Volkov), Prodigio got a $30000 base salary, a $30000 win bonus, and $5000 from sponsorship making a total of $65000. He is a rising MMA fighter and is expected to become very popular in the future.
Is Kape Single?
Scrolling through his social media, it is found that he has not mentioned anything about his girlfriend anywhere. So it is assumed that he is single as no further detail related to it has been reviewed.
Like many other celebrities, it is likely possible that Kape is trying to keep this a secret. More likely, Kape is trying to focus on his career building and has not given time to other stuff.