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Lightweight Division

Not Fighting

"Violent Bob Ross"

Luis Pena

Lightweight Division

9-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Luis Pena

athlete record


Learn more about Luis Pena's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Naples, Italy
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 6, 2018
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Team Cormier on TUF 27

  • Pro since 2016

  • Four wins by submission (Guillotine, RNC, kimura, triangle choke), two by KO

  • Has won four of his last six

  • Two first round finishes


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (4/17/21) Pena won a three round split decision over Alexander Munoz

UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Pena was submitted by Khama Worthy via guillotine choke at 2:53 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Pena won a three round unanimous decision over Steve Garcia

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Pena lost a three round split decision to Matt Frevola

UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Pena stopped Matt Wiman via strikes at 1:14 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (3/23/19) Pena won a three round unanimous decision over Steven Peterson

UFC Fight Night (11/10/18) Pena lost a three round split decision to Michael Trizano

TUF 27 Finale (7/6/18) Pena submitted Richie Smullen via guillotine choke at 3:32 of the first round

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 27

On episode three (quarterfinals), Pena won a two round unanimous decision over Jose Martinez. Pena was later forced from the competition due to injury



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