Luis Pena
Violent Bob Ross

USA

Next fight scheduled
LightweightUFC
March 2, 2021
Pena will fight Alexander Munoz in a lightweight matchup at UFC on ESPN 22 on April 17, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena will return to the Octagon for the first time since June 27, when he lost to Khama Worthy via submission (Guillotine Choke) in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old fighter is 2-2 over his last four fights. Standing at 6-foot-3, he has a significant height advantage over the 5-foot-9 Munoz. With the fight roughly three weeks away, Pena sits as a (-135) betting favorite.
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Fight scrapped last minute
LightweightUFC
February 20, 2021
Pena will not be fighting Drakkar Klose at UFC Fight Night 185 on Feb. 20 after a member of Klose's team tested positive for COVID-19, Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena revealed the news via his personal Twitter account and said the fight had to be called off out of the health and safety of both teams. The 27-year-old initially stepped in to face Klose on short notice and now will have to continue to wait for his next opportunity down the road.
Added to Feb. 20 card
LightweightUFC
February 10, 2021
Pena will face Drakkar Klose in a lightweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 20, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena will fight on short notice after Jai Herbert (undisclosed) was removed from the Feb. 20 card. Pena lost his most recent fight to Kharma Worthy via submission (Guillotine Choke) in June of 2020 but faced a suspension following a positive marijuana test. He'll return against Klose, who lost to Beneil Dariush via KO (punch) at UFC 248 in March during his most recent fight. Pena has advantages in both height and reach.
Suspension reduced
LightweightUFC
September 3, 2020
Pena was given a four-and-a-half month suspension for his positive marijuana test, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The positive test was in connection with his late June bout against Khama Worthy. He will not be able to compete in the UFC until November 10.
Suspension extended
LightweightUFC
August 5, 2020
Pena's temporary suspension for a positive marijuana test has been extended until there is a full disciplinary hearing, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pena's positive test surrounded his June 27 bout versus Khama Worthy. The temporary suspension will continue until the NAC is able to conduct a full disciplinary hearing on the matter.
Inconsistent ways continue
LightweightUFC
June 27, 2020
Pena lost to Khama Worthy via submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:53 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Pena's inconsistent ways continue. Despite being the much bigger man and more accomplished mat specialist, "Violent Bob Ross" was the one who ended up tapping out. Pena had all sorts of issues with Worthy's striking game in Round 1 before securing a takedown and racking up a ton of control time in Round 2. Pena was so good in the second frame that a 10-8 score would have been well within reason. The finish came when Pena left his neck exposed while going for another takedown. Pena has received a bunch of publicity during the early portion of his UFC run, but he appears to be nothing more than roster depth. He's just 4-3 with the company, and his most enviable trait is the fact he's massive (6-foot-3) for the lightweight division.