Professor Felipe 'Preguiça' Pena


Full Name: Felipe Carsalade 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)

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

Favourite Technique/Position: Open guard & Back Attacks

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

Nickname: “Preguiça” means lazy, or sloth. The nickname was given by Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães when Felipe Pena started practising 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.

Pena began his BJJ training at Vinicius Magalhães' Gracie Barra school in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil) which was the first Gracie Barra academy outside of Rio de Janeiro. 


Pena has recently switched camps to Atos to train under Andre Galvao.

Gracie Barra > Atos Academy

Felipe Pena is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar with a talent and passion for the sport that is undeniable. He began his journey at the age of 14 and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, impressing his coaches and fellow competitors with his dedication and natural ability.

Pena's drive and hard work paid off as he progressed through the ranks, earning his black belt from head GB-BH instructor Vinícius “Draculino” and Marcelo Azevedo (Uirapuru) by the end of 2012. He then went on to win numerous high-profile tournaments, including the ADCC, Copa Pódio’s HW GP, Brazilian Nationals (Brasileiro), and Abu Dhabi Pro championship.

Despite facing a setback in 2015 when he was suspended by the IBJJF for a failed banned substances test during the World Championship, Pena never lost sight of his goals. He used his suspension as motivation to come back stronger than ever, winning several more tournaments and cementing his status as one of the top jiu-jitsu competitors of his generation.

Pena's remarkable performances and impressive skills have earned him the admiration and respect of BJJ fans around the world. He is an inspiration to anyone who aspires to greatness in the sport, and his success serves as a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and natural talent.

We at RAW can't wait to see what he accomplishes next!

Did You Know?

Preguiça is also the younger brother of another well-known grappler, Augusto “Tio Chico” Carsalade (pictured centre, below).

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