Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
31
10
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RNC
19
6
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Triangle
6
2
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Toe hold
6
2
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Armbar
6
2
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Injury
3
1
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Bow and arrow
3
1
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Submission
3
1
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Triangle/armbar
3
1
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Botinha
3
1
#fad223
Reverse triangle
3
1
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Kneebar
3
1
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Ezekiel
3
1
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Mounted guillotine
3
1
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Choke
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
50
1
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Footlock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Pena Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4350Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPointsPan American88KGR12013
4600Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE88KGNA2013
4652Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4830Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds88KGF2013
4985Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2014
5355Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFootlockWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
6659Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6774V. HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7329Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
8861Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 7x0World Pro94KGF2016
4421Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 7x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4429Davi RamosDavi RamosWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4435Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4437Travis StevensWPts: 9x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
4439Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
4649Rodrigo FarjadoWPts: 7x0Rio Open88KGF2013
4968UnknownWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22014
4978Jackson SousaJackson SousaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
4980Diego HertzogWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5185Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsBrasileiroABSSF2014
5201Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5341Giovanne DeallemaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5351Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5469John JordanWPts: 42x2World Champ.94KGRDS2014
5472Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWTriangle/armbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2014
5475Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGSF2014
5476Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4World Champ.94KGF2014
5792Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 10x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5795Erberth S.WPts: 5x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
5799Thiago SaThiago SaWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5806Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
5807Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio85KGF2014
5902Marlon MorcegoWBotinhaThe Team85KGRR2014
6481Paulo CesarWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6482Emanuel NetoWRNCADCC RJ88KGR22015
6486Marlon JoseWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/8F2015
6489Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWRNCADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6490Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6491Isaque BahienseWRNCADCC RJ88KGF2015
6605Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 7x2World Pro95KGR12015
6609Felipe GargamelWTriangleWorld Pro95KG1/4F2015
6611Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 4x2World Pro95KGSF2015
6612Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 8x2World Pro95KGF2015
6647Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWToe holdWorld ProABSR12015
6658Marcelo BernardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6762Maks WiśniewskiWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6765Eduardo InojosaWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGGP2015
6768Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWPts: 7x3Copa Podio95KGGP2015
6776Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
6780V. HonorioWChoke from backCopa Podio95KGF2015
7318Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGR12015
7323Jimmy FriedrichWReverse triangleADCC99KG1/4F2015
7328Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 9x0ADCC99KGSF2015
7817Roberto TorralbasWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2015
7819Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
7821Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2015
7852Wilson ReisWMounted guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12015
7854Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR22015
7862Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
7865DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
7867Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSF2015
7908Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8254Josh HingerWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR12016
8266Manoel NetoWChokeEuropean OpenABSR22016
8271Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
8274Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8696Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 2x0Marianas OpenABS1/4F2016
8698Terrence AflagueWArmbarMarianas OpenABSSF2016
8700Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
8743Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 4x0World ProABSR22016
8751Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
8759Dany GerardDany GerardWInjuryWorld ProABS1/4F2016
8764Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
8765Jose JuniorJose JuniorWN/AWorld ProABSF2016
8858Alexandro CeconiWPts: 2x0World Pro94KG1/4F2016
8860Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x0World Pro94KGSF2016

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