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Felipe Pena, also known as Felipe “Preguiça”, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Gracie Barra academy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and a black belt under Marcelo Azevedo. Regarded as one of the biggest prospects in the sport while in the lower belt divisions, Felipe Pena confirmed he was one of the top jiu jitsu competitors of his time with wins at tournaments such as Copa Podio, Brazilian Nationals and the World Championships at black belt. On May 2015 “Preguiça” tested positive for banned substance in USADA’s post tournament check-up for the world championship of 2014; as a result Felipe was suspended from any IBJJF tournament for the period of 1 year and stripped of his world title. Felipe Pena is also the younger brother of another grappling figure, Augusto “Tio Chico” Carsalade.

Felipe “Preguiça” Pena Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Felipe Carsalade Pena

Nickname: “Preguiça” means lazy, or sloth. The nickname was given by Vinicus “Draculino” when Felipe Pena started practicing jiu jitsu as a teenager, the reason being he was very lazy and slow from being overweight. The nickname ended up motivating Felipe to train harder.

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhães > Marcelo Azevedo > Felipe Pena

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2014 black – stripped of his title, 2012 brown, 2011 purple – weight & absolute)
  • World No-Gi Champion (2015 weight & absolute)
  • Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (21016 absolute, 2015)
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2016)
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016)
  • Copa Podio Champion (2015/2014)
  • South American Champion (2012 brown – weight & absolute, 2011 brown – weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • European Open Champion (2016 absolute, 2012 brown)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2014 black, weight & absolute; 2012 brown)
  • ADCC Brazilian Trials Champion (2015)
  • ADCC Finals Runner-up (2015)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2012 brown absolute)
  • Brazilian Championship Runner-up (2010 purple)

Favorite Technique/Position: Open guard & tacking the back.

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Felipe Pena “Preguiça” Biography

Felipe Pena was born on the 19th of October in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 14, strongly influenced by his brother Augusto Vieira, also known as “Tio Chico” (Uncle Fester). Preguiça’s first coach was Mauro Gerald, who was responsible for the kids BJJ program at Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte, however, once Felipe Pena reached blue belt level, Marcelo “Uirapuru” and Sérgio Benini became his mentors.

Ever since Felipe Preguiça started training with the adults team at the academy, he decided that he wanted to follow the career of a Jiu Jitsu competitor. Through hard work, dedication and his natural talent  Felipe quickly started making his mark in Jiu Jitsu, winning important tournaments at purple belt and brown belt, before earning his black belt from the hands of Master Draculino and Marcelo Azevedo (Uirapuru). Felipe has also found inspiration in his BJJ style in another product of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy of Gracie Barra at Belo Horizonte, Mr Romulo Barral.

USADA 2014 IBJJF Ban

On May 2015 it was announced that Felipe Pena had been caught by USADA’s banned substance test. A urine test performed post 2014 World Championship. Pena complied with the USADA’s ruling, helping the investigation assess the origin of the banned substance, which lied in a doctor prescribed gel. A gel that contained the aforementioned banned chemical. As a result Felipe was suspended from any IBJJF tournament for the period of 1 year (minimum sentence) and stripped of his world title.

Felipe Pena Grappling Record

78 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
38
15
#86e620
RNC
15
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
8
3
#d1212a
Armbar
5
2
#fad11b
Triangle
5
2
#f58822
Toe hold
5
2
#224aba
Choke
3
1
#ff9124
Injury
3
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle/armbar
3
1
#fad223
Botinha
3
1
#03861f
Reverse triangle
3
1
#039a1f
Kneebar
3
1
#03b41f
Ezekiel
3
1
#03c61f
Mounted guillotine
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (31%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
67
2
#86e620
Footlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Pena Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4433Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPointsPan American88KGR12013
4691Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4744Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4924Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds88KGF2013
5096Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2014
5479Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFootlockWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
6851Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6969V. HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7542Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
9147Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 7x0World Pro94KGF2016
9524Jackson SousaJackson SousaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2016
9579Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9653Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x4, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
4506Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 7x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4514Davi RamosDavi RamosWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4520Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4522Travis StevensWPts: 9x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
4524Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
4741Rodrigo FarjadoWPts: 7x0Rio Open88KGF2013
5079UnknownWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22014
5089Jackson SousaJackson SousaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5091Diego HertzogWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5300Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2014
5316Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5465Giovanne DeallemaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5475Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5593John JordanWPts: 42x2World Champ.94KGRDS2014
5596Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWTriangle/armbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2014
5599Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGSF2014
5600Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4World Champ.94KGF2014
5934Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 10x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5937Erberth S.WPts: 5x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5941Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5948Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
5949Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio85KGF2014
6046Marlon MorcegoWBotinhaThe Team85KGRR2014
6664Paulo CesarWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6665Emanuel NetoWRNCADCC RJ88KGR22015
6669Marlon JoseWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/8F2015
6672Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6673Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6674Isaque BahienseWRNCADCC RJ88KGF2015
6795Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 7x2World Pro95KGR12015
6799Felipe GargamelWTriangleWorld Pro95KG1/4F2015
6801Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 4x2World Pro95KGSF2015
6802Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 8x2World Pro95KGF2015
6839Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6850Marcelo BernardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6957Maks WiśniewskiWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6960Eduardo InojosaWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6963Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWPts: 7x3Copa Podio95KGGP2015
6971Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
6975V. HonorioWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGF2015
7531Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGR12015
7536Jimmy FriedrichWReverse triangleADCC99KG1/4F2015
7541Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 9x0ADCC99KGSF2015
8039Roberto TorralbasWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2015
8041Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8043Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2015
8074Wilson ReisWilson ReisWMounted guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8076Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR22015
8084Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
8087DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8089Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSF2015
8130Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8516Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR12016
8528Manoel NetoManoel NetoWChokeEuropean OpenABSR22016
8533Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8536Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8978Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 2x0Marianas OpenABS1/4F2016
8980Terrence AflagueWArmbarMarianas OpenABSSF2016
8982Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
9029Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 4x0World ProABSR22016
9037Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
9045Dany GerardDany GerardWInjuryWorld ProABS1/4F2016
9050Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
9051Jose JuniorJose JuniorWN/AWorld ProABSF2016
9144Alexandro CeconiWPts: 2x0World Pro94KG1/4F2016
9146Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0World Pro94KGSF2016
9518Eduardo InojosaWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR12016
9557Many DiazWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9577Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9796Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
9901Paulo GabrielWChoke from backBrasileiro Equipes94KGR12016
10180Alan FidelisWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
10181Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
10440Igor MarquesWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
10446Gustavo SaraivaWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio94KG1/4F2016
10449Marcus FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2016
10451Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio94KGF2016
10517Samuel MoninWBow and arrowRoyal Rumble94KGSPF2016

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