Making the featherweight limit has proven to be a heavy task for Luis Pena.
On Friday, during the official weigh-in of UFC Nashville, the 6-foot-3 Pena (known as "Violent Bob Ross") recorded a gain of 148.5 pounds (2.5 pounds). above the limit (including a standard featherweight fight allowance with Steven Peterson tomorrow.) It was the first time Pena had been trying to fall in the featherweight category after competing six times in the lightweight competition to start his professional career .
According to UFC officials, Pena will be fined 30% of his purse and the fight will run as a matter of weighted compensation.
A standout on The ultimate fighter 27 Pena is 5-1 with a win and a loss in the UFC. He defeated Richie Smullen in the first round presented in the final of The Ultimate Fighter 27, but lost a decision shared by 27 TUF champion Mike Trizano in November.
Main card (ESPN + at 20h)
Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (171)
Curtis Blaydes (262) vs. Justin Willis (266)
John Makdessi (154.5) against Jesus Pinedo (155.5)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs Deiveson Figueiredo (126)
Luis Pena (148.5) vs Steven Peterson (146)
Maycee Barber (126) vs. JJ Aldrich (125)
Undercard (ESPN + at 17:00 ET)
Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Bobby Moffett (145.5)
Marlon Vera (135.5) against Frankie Saenz (135.5)
Alexis Davis (125) vs Jennifer Maia (126)
Randa Markos (116) vs Angela Hill (116)
Ryan MacDonald (135.5) vs. Chris Gutierrez (135.5)
Eric Shelton (126) against Jordan Espinosa (126)