Bad news for fans of multiple-time World Champion Felipe “Preguica” Pena. Due to some “issues” with his flight, he will not be able to compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam this year.
Pena – who has won the Grand Slam twice before – notified fans via Facebook.
Unfortable I will not be able to compete the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam! I was ready and excited to go but I had a issue with…
Posted by Felipe Pena "Preguiça" on Thursday, January 12, 2017
As big as the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam is, it’s only the beginning of the year, and Felipe still has plenty more on his plate. According to a statement he made after his triumphant win over Gordon Ryan at Studio 540, Pena is planning on competing at the Worlds tournament later this year, as well as others.
Felipe Pena is a black belt under World, Pan-Am, and ADCC Champion Romulo Barral. Besides his latest win over Ryan, Pena also has wins over big-name fighters such as Andre Galvao and Keenan Cornelius.