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LUIS PENA

AGE

25

RECORD

6-1-0

REACH

76”

HEIGHT

6”3"

WEIGHT

145LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

ST.CHARLES MMA

HOMETOWN

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 148 – VS STEVEN PETERSON

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Peterson immediately explodes with the superman punch! He continues with the aggression and lands a couple of hard leg kicks! Pena is moving on the outside. Peterson level changes and takes the body lock. He is looking for the double leg takedown. Pena is defending well against the fence. Peterson switches to the single leg. Pena is looking patient. 1st min in, Pena is trying to attack the right hand of Peterson. Pena scrambles and gains the top position! Peterson shoots for the triangle choke! Pena picks him up and slams him down to the mat! Big left hand lands for Pena! He is standing and exploding from the top! Pena jumps on top of Peterson. He takes the half guard position. Peterson is scrambling from the bottom. Pena stands once again. He is looking for his way in. He takes the guard position. Halfway in, both fighters are bursting a lot of energy early. Peterson explodes back to his feet but eats a hard right hand in the process! Pena connects with a nice knee to the body and initiates the clinch against the fence. Big elbow over the top lands for Pena! Peterson is looking for the separation. Peterson separates from the clinch. Pena establishes the jab. Nice jab to the body lands for Peterson. He is putting pressure on Pena, Forcing him to fight on the back foot. Pena explodes with a flying knee, just misses! 1 min to go, Peterson lands a body shot but eats a counter right hand. Pena fires a one-two and lands. He is outboxing Peterson and using his range well. Peterson moves in once again and initiates the clinch. Peterson grabs the single leg but fails to complete the takedown. Pena separates and lands a quick 2 punch combo! 10-9 Pena 

Rd 2 – This time Pena comes out aggressive and lands a front kick to the body! Peterson responds with a right hand and lands. Pena continues to move on the outside. He moves forward and lands a two-punch combo. Peterson is swinging power punches. He connects with a right hand and level changes. Peterson scores a single leg takedown. Pena explodes back to his feet but Peterson takes his back! Peterson is riding on the back of Pena! 1st min in, Peterson is looking to attacks the right hand of Pena! Pena shakes him off and explodes with the punches! Peterson is on the retreat Big right hook lands for Pena! Peterson moves win with the punches. Pena initiates the clinch against the fence. Peterson level changes for the double leg and gets the takedown. Pena finds his way back up. Both fighters are very aggressive and confident. Peterson level changes once again and gets the takedown. Pena scrambles but gives his back to Peterson! Both fighters are fighting at a high pace. Peterson is riding on the back of Pena once again. Halfway in, Pena is looking to separate the hands. Pena is fighting the wrists. Pena shakes Peterson off. Peterson continues with the clinch against the fence. Pena separates and explodes with the punches! Big right lands for Pena! Big knee lands for Pena! Peterson survives and continues with the pressure. Nice step-in elbow lands for Pena! He explodes with a flying knee and lands! Pena is on fire! Peterson explodes with a spinning back elbow and lands! Peterson is putting strong pressure on Pena. 1 min to go, Both fighters are landing had kicks. Peterson moves in with a right hand and looks for a takedown against the fence. Pena searches for the kimura! Peterson is defending well. Pena reverses the clinch position. Pena explodes in the last 10 seconds and lands a couple of hard punches! Peterson responds with the clean right! 10-9 Pena 

Rd 3 – Peterson comes out aggressive and immediately initiates the clinch. Pena reverses the position and unloads on Peterson with the punches! They are back in the center. Pena is landing hard uppercut! Pena follows with a hard knee to the body! Peterson is missing with the counter punches! Pena is picking Peterson apart from the range! Peterson level changes and grabs the single leg. 1st min in, Pena reverses Peterson and finishes on top! Peterson is back to his feet. Pena is looking to take the back. Pena controls Peterson against the fence. Peterson separates and lands a heavy right hand! Big inside kick lands for Peterson. He follows with the clinch. Peterson is the aggressor. He changes his levels for the double leg takedown. Pena attacks the kimura once again! Peterson shows his submission defense and escapes the submission. Peterson is in the guard position. Halfway in, Peterson has a hard time controlling Pena on the mat. Pena scrambles and reverses the position! Great job by Pena. Pena is in the guard position. Peterson is landing nice elbows from the bottom position. He shoots for the armbar! Pena defends. Peterson switches to the right leg of Pena. Pena is defending well. Pena is exploding with the right hand from the top. Big knee to the body lands for Pena. 1 min to go, Peterson explodes back to his feet but eats a hard head kick! Peterson desperately dives for a takedown! Peterson is hurt! Peterson shows his toughness as he controls Pena against the fence. Pena is showing nice wrestling defense. He reverses the clinch position and explodes with the punches as the round ends. 10-9 Pena 

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 139 – VS MICHAEL TRIZANO

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Pena is in the southpaw stance. Trizano is in the orthodox stance. Trizano opens the fight with a leg kick. Hard inside leg kick lands for Trizano! Front kick to the body lands for Pena. Trizano is landing hard kicks. Trizano is looking more relaxed. Pena misses with the flying knee. Nice front kick to the boy lands for Pena. 1st min in Pena misses with the left hand. Trizano counters with the right hand over the top. Hard body kick lands for Trizano! Trizano is looking confident. Pena has a hard time closing the distance. Pena throws a head kick, just misses. Pena connects with the one-two combination. Trizano is destroying the right leg of Pena. Halfway in, Pena lands a leg kick. Trizano catches the leg and lands a hard inside leg kick. Pena closes the distance and initiates the clinch. Pena is working for the takedown. Both fighters are battling for under hooks. Trizano separates. Pena connects with the flying knee! Pena initiates the clinch. Pena is trying to take the single leg. 1 min to go, Trizano shoots for the guillotine choke! Pena escapes. Pena has the top position. Trizano explodes back to his feet. Pena initiates the clinch. Trizano reverses the clinch and trips Pena down to the mat. 10-9 Trizano

Rd 2 – Pena opens the round with the one-two combination. Trizano is busy with the jab. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Trizano is showing great head movement. Hard inside leg kick lands for Trizano! 1st min in, Pena has a hard time connecting with the punches. Hard step in right hand to the body lands for Trizano! Pena is keeping his distance with the jab. Pena explodes with the elbow, misses. Trizano counters with a nice right hand. Pena shoots for a single leg. Pena fails to score a takedown and initiates the clinch. Trizano is showing great takedown defense. Trizano lands a couple of hard elbows! Pena takes the back of Trizano. Halfway in, Pena has the body triangle. Pena is riding on the back of Trizano. Pena takes Trizano down to the mat. Trizano is in a bad position. Trizano is rolling to his left. Pena is looking to set up the rear-naked choke! Trizano defends the choke. 1 min to go, Trizano scrambles and reverses the position! Trizano is in the guard position. Pena is looking to set up the triangle choke. Trizano lands a hard right hand! Trizano is landing hard hammer fists from the top position. Fighters are scrambling on the ground as the round ends. 10-9 Pena  

Rd 3 – Trizano opens the round with a hard right hand! Pena absorbs the shot well. Hard inside leg kick lands for Trizano! Pena is missing with the punches. Trizano counters with a nice left hand over the top. Trizano lands a hard right hand over the top! 1st min in, Trizano is looking more confident. Trizano is mixing with the punches to the head and body. Trizano goes high with the kick, blocked by Pena. Pena shoots for a takedown, easily defended by Trizano. Pena moves forward and initiates the clinch. Pena is looking to score single leg takedown. Pena takes Trizano down to the mat. Pena is in the guard position. Halfway in, Trizano scrambles and he is back on his feet. Pena pushes with a knee. Trizano catches the leg and pushes Pena down to the mat. Trizano is working for a position. Pena scrambles and reverses the position. Pena is working for the position. 1 min to go, Trizano finds his way up. Fighters are back in the center. Both fighters exchange punches. Hard right hand lands for Trizano! Pena is looking desperate. He has a hard time landing anything in this round. Trizano is working with the kicks. Both fighters are swinging and landing as the round ends. 10-9 Trizano 

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 TUF 27 FINALE – VS RICHIE SMULLEN

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Pena is in the southpaw stance. Smullen is in the orthodox. Pena takes the center. Smullen opens the fight with a couple of kicks. Pena is looking establishes the jab. Big knee lands for Smullen! He follows the attack with the double leg takedown and gets it! Smullen is in the side control. Pena is threatening from the bottom position. Smullen is defending well. 1st min in, Pena scrambles from the bottom position and he gets the guard back. Smullen starts opening up with a couple of nice punches. Nice right hand lands for Smullen. Pena looks for the armbar! Smullen defends but loses the top position. Pena is on top. Smullen shoots for the guillotine choke! Pena defends and escapes back to his feet. Halfway in, Pena starts unloading from his range. He is in the Thai stance. Big one-two rocks Smullen! Pena follows with more punches and drops Smullen with a big right hook! He sets up the guillotine choke! Smullen is defending the submission well. Pena readjusts and the choke is deep!!! Smullen is trying everything to defend!!! Smullen taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

7 MATCHES 6 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 1 0
SUBMISSION 4 0
DECISION 1 1
DRAWS 0
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Pena is a young and talented well-rounded fighter who represents the future of MMA.
  • Pena has appeared on the TUF 27 shown. He has made his debut with a win over Smullen, but he has lost his next fight against Trizano.
  • Pena is the Brazlian jiu-jitsu blue belt.
  • Pena was competing in the Lightweight division. He made his Featherweight debut against Peterson.
  • Pena was struggling to make a 145lB weight limit. He missed the weight for the fight against Peterson.
  • He does his best work in the standup. He mostly has a height and reach advantage and he uses it well. He is picking his opponents apart from the outside as seen against Smullen and Peterson.
  • His main weapon is his quick one-two combination as seen against Smullen.
  • However, against Trizano, he had a hard time closing the distance and he was eating a lot of kicks.
  • Pena has very good scrambles on the mat as seen against Peterson. He was reversing the position and constantly threatening with the submissions.
  • Pena has very good conditioning. His fighting a high pace fight against Peterson and he was not slowing down in any moment.