Felipe Pena is probably one of the biggest powerhouses in bjj today if not the single biggest one.
The buff 26 year old didn’t always enjoy training – this is why he got a nickname preguica meaning sloth/lazy. Pena is a back taking artist and finished almost all of his ADCC fights from the back including Absolute finals. As far as back taking and victory over Gordon Ryan goes Pena says:
“He’s a guy who really shows off an intricate, no-gimmie game, he’s got a lot of knee and heel braces, which surprises Jiu-Jitsu competitors. He started appearing in the media challenging others on the internet, and even has a strong game. But in that event he proved to have a very complete game, because nobody can champion know only one or another aspect of the ground fight. It was our second fight: at first, he challenged me without a kimono, under his rules, without time, and I accepted – I trained a lot and I finished it. Now I’m waiting for him to accept my challenge: a kimono fight with me. Who knows this fight does not come out?”
Last modified: November 9, 2017