Luis Pena
Violent Bob Ross
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 9/23/2019
Suffers multiple injuries at UFC Nashville
FeatherweightUFC
Out
March 26, 2019
Pena has been suspended 180 days by the Tennessee Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance for injuries to his right shoulder and lower right ribs, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Pena was successful in his first fight at 145 pounds, he doesn't appear to be long for the division after missing weight by a margin of 2.5 pounds. He won the striking battle in this one 52 to 34, but was taken down four times along the way. Pena has major length advantages fighting at these lower weight classes, but if he can't defend a takedown, those will no longer work in his favor. He'll have plenty of time to adjust with multiple injuries to rehab.
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Overcomes obstacles to get victory
FeatherweightUFC
Out
March 23, 2019
Pena defeated Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Pena's first cut to featherweight didn't go as planned, as he missed weight by 2.5 pounds, but "Violent Bob Ross" didn't let that phase him, as he was able to stop most of the takedown attempts from his opponent while lighting him up with shots at range. While he got the win, Pena's cut to featherweight seems questionable at best, as he was already plenty big for lightweight, and may not stand to gain much by depleting himself in such a manner. In any event, he improves to 6-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory,
Misses weight, fight will go on
FeatherweightUFC
Out
March 22, 2019
Pena failed to make weight for his featherweight fight against Steve Peterson at UFC Nashville on Saturday, but the fight will go on as scheduled, MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena weighed in at 148.5, which is 2.5 pounds over the featherweight limit. Pena issues an apology in a statement Friday afternoon, but the fighter will still have to forfeit 30% of his winnings for Saturday's bout.
Ticketed for UFC Nashville
FeatherweightUFC
Out
February 11, 2019
Pena is scheduled to face Steven Peterson at UFC Nashville on Mar. 23, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old will attempt to bounce back after his first loss in the UFC promotion. He faces a tall task with Peterson as his opponent, however. The two fighters share the same 1-1 record in UFC fights, but Peterson has 18 more fights to his name in his career, along with 12 more wins than Pena across all promotions. Pena does have a distinct six-inch height advantage, though, as well as a longer reach by five inches and a longer leg reach by three inches.
Suffers first career loss Saturday in Denver
FeatherweightUFC
Out
November 10, 2018
Pena lost to Michael Trizano via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Denver.
ANALYSIS
That should put a halt to the Pena hype train. "Violent Bob Ross" struggled massively in this once. Pena struggled to land with any consistency on the feet and he had a rough final round. Now training full time with AKA in San Jose, Pena's long-term potential is obvious, but he's still learning the finer points of MMA. The 25-year-old will be back.
Pulls off mounted guillotine choke at the TUF 27 Finale
FeatherweightUFC
Out
July 6, 2018
Pena defeated Richie Smullen via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:32 of Round 1 at the TUF 27 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
This was an impressive performance from Pena. He showed that he was the better fighter in terms of striking and grappling. He dropped his opponent about halfway through the ground. In the following scramble, he grabbed the neck and did not let go. The two exchanged a few positions, but Pena took the opportunity to gain full mount and stretch for the choke.