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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)
  • Copa Podio Champion (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)
  • 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.

On May 2015 Felipe Pena was caught by USADA’s post 2014 World Championship urine test with a banned substance. Pena complied with the USADA’s ruling helping assess what was at the origin of the failed drug test, which seemed to lie in a doctor prescribed gel which contained the aforementioned banner 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

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
11
#86e620
RNC
18
6
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
6
2
#d1212a
Armbar
6
2
#fad11b
Triangle
6
2
#f58822
Submission
3
1
#224aba
Triangle/armbar
3
1
#ff9124
Botinha
3
1
#bf1f6c
Reverse triangle
3
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
3
1
#03861f
Mounted guillotine
3
1
#039a1f
Choke
3
1
#03b41f
Injury
3
1
#03c61f
Bow and arrow
3
1
33
(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

#214eb8
Armbar
67
2
#86e620
Footlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Pena Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4374Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPointsPan American88KGR12013
4632Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4685Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4863Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds88KGF2013
5030Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2014
5405Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFootlockWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
6737Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6852V. HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7411Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
8993Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 7x0World Pro94KGF2016
9367Jackson SousaJackson SousaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2016
9422Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9496Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x4, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
4447Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 7x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4455Davi RamosDavi RamosWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4461Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4463Travis StevensWPts: 9x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
4465Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
4682Rodrigo FarjadoWPts: 7x0Rio Open88KGF2013
5013UnknownWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22014
5023Jackson SousaJackson SousaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5025Diego HertzogWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5231Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2014
5247Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5391Giovanne DeallemaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5401Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5519John JordanWPts: 42x2World Champ.94KGRDS2014
5522Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWTriangle/armbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2014
5525Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGSF2014
5526Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4World Champ.94KGF2014
5846Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 10x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5849Erberth S.WPts: 5x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5853Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5860Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
5861Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio85KGF2014
5957Marlon MorcegoWBotinhaThe Team85KGRR2014
6557Paulo CesarWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6558Emanuel NetoWRNCADCC RJ88KGR22015
6562Marlon JoseWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/8F2015
6565Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6566Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6567Isaque BahienseWRNCADCC RJ88KGF2015
6681Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 7x2World Pro95KGR12015
6685Felipe GargamelWTriangleWorld Pro95KG1/4F2015
6687Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 4x2World Pro95KGSF2015
6688Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 8x2World Pro95KGF2015
6725Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6736Marcelo BernardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6840Maks WiśniewskiWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6843Eduardo InojosaWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6846Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWPts: 7x3Copa Podio95KGGP2015
6854Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
6858V. HonorioWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGF2015
7400Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGR12015
7405Jimmy FriedrichWReverse triangleADCC99KG1/4F2015
7410Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 9x0ADCC99KGSF2015
7904Roberto TorralbasWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2015
7906Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
7908Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2015
7939Wilson ReisWMounted guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12015
7941Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR22015
7949Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
7952DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
7954Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSF2015
7995Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8365Josh HingerWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR12016
8377Manoel NetoWChokeEuropean OpenABSR22016
8382Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8385Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8823Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 2x0Marianas OpenABS1/4F2016
8825Terrence AflagueWArmbarMarianas OpenABSSF2016
8827Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
8875Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 4x0World ProABSR22016
8883Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
8891Dany GerardDany GerardWInjuryWorld ProABS1/4F2016
8896Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
8897Jose JuniorJose JuniorWN/AWorld ProABSF2016
8990Alexandro CeconiWPts: 2x0World Pro94KG1/4F2016
8992Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0World Pro94KGSF2016
9361Eduardo InojosaWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR12016
9400Many DiazWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9420Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9628Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backBerkut 3ABSSPF2016

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