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Felipe Pena “Preguiça”

Felipe Pena, also known as Felipe Preguiça, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Gracie Barra academy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, who was regarded as one of the biggest prospects in the jiu jitsu world while he was still a brown belt, after tremendous performances in tournaments such as the World Championships and the Copa Podio. Felipe Pena is also the brother of another figure of BJJ, Augusto “Tio Chico”.

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. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhães > Marcelo Azevedo > Felipe Pena

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2014 black, 2012 brown, 2011 purple – weight & absolute)
  • South American Champion (2012 brown – weight & absolute, 2011 brown – weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • European Open Champion (2012 brown)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2014 black, weight & absolute; 2012 brown)
  • World Silver Medallist (2012 brown absolute)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medallist (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.

Felipe Pena Fight Stats

1 by sub
7 by Points (47%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
7 by Submission (47%)
1 by Decision (7%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Bow and arrow (14%)
Bow and arrow
3 by Choke from back (43%)
Choke from back
1 by Submission (14%)
1 by Triangle (14%)
1 by Triangle/armbar (14%)
3 by Points (75%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
1 by Submission (25%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Footlock (100%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2404Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPointsPan AmericanU88kgRd 12013
2653Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPts: 6x2NoGi WorldsU88kgFinal2013
2736Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
2967Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFootlockWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
2440Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 7x0Copa PodioU88kgGroups2013
2448Davi RamosDavi RamosWChoke from backCopa PodioU88kgGroups2013
2454Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWTriangleCopa PodioU88kgGroups2013
2456Travis StevensWPts: 9x2Copa PodioU88kgSemi f.2013
2458Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x2Copa PodioU88kgFinal2013
2720UnknownWBow and arrowPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
2729Jackson SousaJackson SousaWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
2731Diego HertzogWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
2862Lucas LepriLucas LepriWN/ABrasileiroAbsoluteSemi f.2014
2954Giovanne DeallemaWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22014
2963Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
3079John JordanWPts: 42x2World Champ.U94kgRounds2014
3082Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWTriangle/armbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2014
3085Demetrius SousaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2014
3086Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4World Champ.U94kgFinal2014

Felipe Pena vs Felipe Sagat

Felipe Pena vs Charles Negromonte

Felipe Pena vs Thiago Almeida


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