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"Violent Bob Ross"

Luis Pena

Lightweight Division • 8-3-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 2
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Submission
  • 2
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 47% 47%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
248
Sig. Strikes Attempted
530
Grappling accuracy 29% 29%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
17
3.32
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.47
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.00
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
52
%
Sig. Str. Defense
46
%
Takedown Defense
0.20
Knockdown Ratio
12:28
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
125 (50%)
Clinch
33 (13%)
Ground
90 (36%)

Sig. Str. by target

86% 214 Head 12% 29 Body 2% 5 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
2 (25%)
DEC
2 (25%)
SUB
4 (50%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Naples, Italy
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
MMA
Age
27
Height
75.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 06, 2018
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
42.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I originally started training in 2014 to help Bryce Mitchell get ready to fight a guy with good wrestling and I just stayed after I realized I could fight too.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Rodrigo Vaghi. Former Valor Fights 155lbs champion

Do you have any heroes? Kendall Cross and Anderson Silva

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is the biggest accomplishment of my life. It’s a validation of all the hard work and everything I’ve sacrificed in my life for fighting, and the first step to attaining my childhood dream of being the absolute best in the world at something.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did, but I dropped out after a year. The school life just wasn’t for me.

What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting I just worked in the back of this restaurant doing whatever they needed me to do while also being an assistant coach for my high school wrestling team. While fighting, I’ve been a pharmaceutical courier and roofer.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was the Shamrock FC, Summit Fighting Championships, and Fight Hard MMA 155lbs champion, as well as 2012 Arkansas State champion at 160lbs, 2016 St. Louis Golden Gloves Champion and outstanding fighter of the tournament.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I’m 1-0 as a professional kickboxer with one KO 

Favorite grappling technique: Any type of shoulder lock 

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee

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Peña vs Garcia, February 29, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)