Felipe Preguiça: three finishes, one belt and many lessons in Moscow

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Preguiça finalizou Lucas Hulk e um astro local para brilhar novamente em evento russo. Foto: DIvulgação

Preguiça subbed Lucas Hulk and a local star. ACBJJ

Felipe Pena’s season has been almost perfect in the second semester. After becoming champion of almost everything he fought in, including the ADCC Worlds, he has now closed out the year in style.

Already a champion in the gi in the Absolute Championship Berkut Jiu-Jitsu (ACBJJ), last Saturday Preguiça fought in Moscow, Russia for his second belt under the organization. This time he took part in the no-gi GP in the under-95kg division. By the end he had achieved three finishes.

First up was Gutemberg Pereira, whom Preguiça finished with a calf slicer so nice it earned him submission of the night. “I practiced this submission a lot,” Preguiça said later, “and I knew I would manage to apply it in one of the fights.”

Preguiça’s following challenge was Atos’s Lucas Hulk. “I had never fought him,” Preguiça said. “I managed to finish him via guillotine in round 2.”

The final match of the tournament pitted Preguiça against Russia’s own Abdurakhman Bilarov, who had made it so far by submitting Erberth Santos and Jackson Sousa. “But I caught him in a guillotine as well,” said Preguiça.

In the end, on top of the belt and the bonus for submission of the night, the Gracie Barra BH black-belt could boast of not having allowed a single point. A fitting conclusion to a brilliant year.


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There are 8 comments for this article
  1. Alexis at 12:38 pm

    Yes, Pena is one of the greatest fighters! His performance in Moscow was amazing. I am a big fun of BJJ and I try not to miss any match. Last week I saw some post about Ukrainian fighters. Honestly, I haven`t thought that BJJ exist in Ukraine. This guys are rather competitive fighters. I believe that it thanks to their sponsor which is the most famous and powerful Ukrainian clinic for reproduction. I hope that this clinic will still promotes this kind of sport in future. Thus it will help to involve young generation to BJJ.

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