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Muhammad Mokaev announces showdown with Manel Kape at UFC 304 in Manchester

A flyweight pairing pitting Muhammad Mokaev against Manel Kape

is in the works for UFC 304.

Mokaev announced the fight on social media, and it was later confirmed by that Kape verbally agreed to the booking. UFC 304 takes place on July 27 at Co-op Live in Manchester, England. The event is also expected to feature a featherweight matchup between Arnold Allen and Giga Chikadze.

Mokaev has emerged as a contender at 125 pounds with wins in his first six Octagon appearances. Most recently, the 23-year-old known as “The Punisher” defeated former title challenger Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night 238 on March 2. The Brave Combat Federation veteran is 12-0 with one no-contest over the course of his professional tenure. .

Kape was scheduled to compete at UFC on ESPN 55 on April 27, but he pulled out of a proposed fight against Matheus Nicolau after suffering a rib injury. After dropping his first two promotional outings, the former Rizin Fighting Federation bantamweight king has won four straight in UFC competition. He delivered a three-round verdict on Felipe dos Santos at UFC 293 last September.