Felipe “Preguiça” Pena

    Felipe Pena, also known as Felipe “Preguiça” is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and representative of the Gracie Barra – Belo Horizonte academy, as well as a black belt under Marcelo Azevedo. Pena is widely regarded as one of the top jiu-jitsu competitors of his generation, a status cemented through his many wins in events such as the ADCC, Copa Pódio’s HW GP, Brazilian Nationals (Brasileiro), and Abu Dhabi Pro championship. Preguiça is also the younger brother of another well-known grappler: Augusto “Tio Chico” Carsalade.

    Full Name: Felipe Carsalade Pena

    Nickname: “Preguiça” means lazy, or sloth. The nickname was given by Vinicius “Draculino” when Felipe Pena started practicing jiu-jitsu as a teenager, the reason being he was very lazy and slow from being overweight. The nickname ended up motivating Felipe to train harder.

    Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Vinicius Magalhães > Marcelo Azevedo > Felipe Pena

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2017*)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship ( 2014 / 2018 / 2019 /2021*)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2015**)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016*)
    • 1st Place BJJ Stars Heavyweight GP (2021)
    • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2015 / 2016* / 2017 / 2018)
    • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2016)
    • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2016)
    • 1st Place Copa Podio HW Grand Prix (2014 / 2015)
    • 1st Place Marianas Invitational (2016 / 2017** / 2018)
    • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014**)
    • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian RJ Trials (2015)
    • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2015)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)
    • BJJ Bet Superfight Winner (2020)

    Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2011** purple, 2012 brown)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015**)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2011 purple, 2012 brown)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2012 brown)
    • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2011** brown)
    • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012 brown)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012* brown)
    • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010 purple)

    * Absolute

    ** Weight and absolute

    201 Stripped of title by USADA due to PED use

    Favorite Technique/Position: Open guard & Back Attacks

    Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

    Team/Association: Gracie Barra