Felipe Pena

Felipe Pena

Felipe Pena the only grappler who defeats Gordon Ryan in the ADCC worlds

Felipe Pena is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and ADCC fighter, and a member of the big BJJ family. Also, he has achieved great BJJ accomplishments turn him to a well-known jiu-jitsu influencer both in tournament and coaching.

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Where does Felipe Pena train?

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Felipe Pena Short biography

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Felipe Pena “Preguiça” starts jiu-jitsu at a young age when he was fourteen at the Gracie Barra academy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In addition, he was coached by phenomenal BJJ instructors such as Romulo Barral and Marcelo Azevedo turned him to an unbeatable BJJ competitor.

Here are more information about Felipe Pena “Preguiça”:

  • Full Name: Felipe Carsalade Araujo Pena.
  • Others names: “Preguiça”
  • Born: October 19th, 1991, Belo Horizonte. Brazil.
  • Nationality: Brazilian.
  • Sports kind: Brazilian jiu jitsu, grappling.
  • Divisions: Middle-Heavy: -88 kg, Heavyweight: -94 kg.
  • BJJ Rank: black belt under Marcelo Azevedo.
  • Team: Gracie Barra.
  • Coaches: Mauro Gerald, Romulo Barral, Marcelo Azevedo.
  • Years active: Active until now.
  • Top achievements: Multiple times world champion.

Best Felipe Pena’s achievements

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Felipe Pena is well-known as one of the top BJJ competitors through many accomplishments on BJJ and grappling mat. Besides, he is the one who defeats Gordon Ryan in the ADCC world.

Indeed, he conquers several jiu-jitsu fughters in plenty of BJJ high-level tournaments (world jiu-jitsu championships, world jiu-jitsu nogi championships, etc). So, Does Felipe Pena won the world championship?

What is Felipe Pena’s legacy in BJJ and grappling?

  • 2X IBJJF jiu-jitsu world championship winner.
  • 2x IBJJF jiu-jitsu nogi world championships in 2015 both in the absolute and -91,5 kg division.
  • ADCC World Championships’ winner in 2017 at the absolute division
  • ADCC South American Championships’ winner in 2014 at the -88 kg division.
  • IBJJF European Open championships Lisbon, Portugal 2012 winner as a brown belt.
  • Brazilian National Championship 2010 winner as a purple belt.

Favorite Felipe Pena techniques in the BJJ tournaments:

Felipe Pena owns a great record in BJJ championships with 130 wins (43% by points and 48% by submission) and 19 losses (37% by points and 26% by submission). Thus, this record was achieved performing many jiu-jitsu submissions techniques like:


He has used this submission to defeat 24 of his opponents (38% of total matches submissions) like Davi Ramos (Copa Podio 2013). Giovanne Deallema (world championships 2014). D. Souza (world championships 2014). Igor Schneider (world championships 2019). C. Kilyan Schneider (world championships 2018). Adam Wardzinski (World pro 2017), and more.


He has used this BJJ technique to submit 8 of his opponents (13% of total matches submissions) like Marcus Almeida (ADCC World 2017). Gordon Ryan (Studio 540 SPF 2016). and more.


He has used this BJJ technique to submit 5 of his opponents (8% of total matches submissions) like Adam Wardzinski (ACBJJ 12 2018). Horlando Monteiro (world championships 2017). Samuel Monin (Royal Rumble 2016). And more.


He has used this technique to submit 4 of his opponents (6% of total matches submissions) like Patrick Gaudio (NoGi Worlds 2015), Josh Jerome (Marianas Open 2018), Y. Ozawa (ADCC World 2017), and more.

Otherwise, Felipe Pena applies a lot of other BJJ techniques and submissions such as Guard passing and sweeps (X guard, single leg X …), cross choke, kneebar, guillotine, toe hold, darce choke, triangle, and more

Felipe Pena top jiu-jitsu matches

Pena against Renato Cardoso (Quarterfinal IBJJF World Championship 2017)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Felipe “Preguiça” Vs Matheus Diniz (Semifinal IBJJF World 2019)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Pena against Erberth Santos (Absolute final European Championship 2016)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Pena BJJ Vs Andre Galvão ( ADCC Superfight 2019)

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