Luis Pena
Violent Bob Ross


Inconsistent ways continue
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.
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.
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Gets Khama Worthy in Vegas
June 9, 2020
Pena will take on Khama Worthy in a lightweight matchup scheduled for June 27 in Las Vegas, reports.
Pena came away with his third victory in four chances against Steve Garcia in February, but with just 27 significant strikes landed, it wasn't necessarily the most fantasy-friendly fight. Nonetheless, the prospect will look to put together another winning streak against Worthy, who has just one UFC fight to his name (an August victory over Devonte Smith). Pena, a big lightweight, will carry a one-inch advantage in reach and four-inch advantage in height into this matchup.
Takes easy decision in Norfolk
February 29, 2020
Pena defeated Steve Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
A stoppage would have been nice, but Pena easily handled his late-notice replacement in Garcia. He didn't drop a single round throughout the course of the bout and was never truly threatened by Garcia. Pena is an interesting prospect. He has elite size (6-foot-3) for the division and is young (26 years old) but he has been wildly inconsistent and has put forth some poor performances despite facing sub par competition. Pena has fought a whopping four times in the past 11 months, posting a 3-1 record over that span.
Gets new opponent at UFC Norfolk
February 24, 2020
Pena will now face Steve Garcia in a lightweight matchup at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, reports.
Pena was scheduled to take on Alex Munoz at UFC Norfolk, but he was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury. He'll instead face Garcia, who is making his UFC debut after defeating Desmond Torres at Dana White's Contender Series in August. Garcia failed to earn a contract immediately after his win because he missed weight, but he'll begin his run with the promotion on short notice. Pena is 2-2 under the UFC banner, with his most recent fight ending in a loss to Matt Frevola via split decision. Pena carries a slight advantage in height.
Set to fight in Norfolk
January 7, 2020
Pena is scheduled to take on Alex Munoz in a lightweight fight on February 29 at UFC Norfolk.
Pena lost to Matt Frevola via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) back in October at UFC Tampa. Pena will shift his focus to Munoz, who will make his UFC debut after defeating Nick Newell on Dana White's Contender Series in July 2018. Pena currently boasts a 7-2 record.
Drops close one to Matt Frevola
October 12, 2019
Pena lost to Matt Frevola via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Tampa.
Pena stormed out of the cage after the decision was announced by Joe Martinez. It was Round 1 that decided the fight, as Round 2 pretty clearly went to Pena and Round 3 to Frevola. Pena popped Frevola to the head consistently throughout the course of the bout, but he had trouble defending leg strikes and he allowed Frevola to score on 4-of-7 takedown attempts. It was a fight that could have gone either way, but Pena allowed Frevola to control the final frame and that was the last image the judge's saw before they submitted their scorecards. Pena is now 2-2 in the UFC, although both setbacks have come via split decision.