July 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Luis Pena reacts following his victory by submission in direction of Richie Smullen all through the TUF 27 Finale at Pearl Theater. Compulsory Credit score rating: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports activities actions

After struggling his first expert loss, Luis Pena is making an attempt to make a change. ESPN reported that Luis Pena is making an attempt to switch down to featherweight and that he even has an opponent in ideas.

At UFC Fight Night 139, Luis Pena misplaced a aggressive minimize up decision to Mike Trizano all through the first card which aired on FS1. The bout was supposed to perform an unofficial TUF 27 finale, presenting Pena a chance to present who would have really acquired the TUF 27 season had he not suffered a foot harm that prevented him from persevering with inside the match. Pena was quoted as saying that he would “Definitely” have acquired the season of TUF and went on to say in July, “No offense to both of them, however that will have been me in there, and I knew regardless of which certainly one of them I might have fought, I might have provide you with the win, for my part.”

After being declared mistaken on this prediction by one select too many, Pena is already making an attempt to swap points up by shifting down to the featherweight division. And the first particular person he’d like to face when he’ll get there? None other than Artem Lobov. Pena even took to Twitter to state that he’d love the bout to occur sooner than the tip of the yr:

@RusHammerMMA you wanna fight sooner than the tip of the yr 🤷🏽‍♂️ let’s do it https://t.co/WfeCyS6B3P

— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) November 14, 2018

Luis Pena has simply recently found a home at AKA and made many new associates there, one amongst them being Zubaira Tukhogov. The ESPN report states that Pena’s curiosity in going via Lobov stems from the reality that Pena’s teaching companion Zubaira Tukhogov was pulled from going via Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 138, so Pena is volunteering to defend the respect of AKA on Tukhogov’s behalf.

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