Today is a sad day for those anticipating a showdown between Felipe Pena and Kaynan Duarte at BJJ Stars 3. The card will still be going down on July 25th, but with a different main event, as Preguiça has pulled out due to injury.
Felipe took to instagram today and announced the news on his personal profile. After translating his post you can see that the hype for this one was high. Felipe Pena is injured. He tore all the ligaments in his big toe. He says that he was looking forward to the fight but that he has to keep moving forward. Pena hopes to get back in action on September 5th when he will face Erberth Santos.
For those disappointed about the news: don’t worry. The bout has been rescheduled for a BJJ Stars event on December 5th. In Pena’s detailed post he goes on to thank BJJ Stars and their promoter, Fernando Lopes. If your’re interested, we’ve interviewed him before about the event.
Felipe Pena injured – Joao Gabriel Rocha in
Still upset? Don’t worry. Joao Gabriel Rocha, now representing Double Five, has stepped up to the challenge and will be facing Kaynan Duarte in the main event of BJJ Stars 3. BJJ Stars made the official announcement on instagram a few hours ago. Since Felipe Pena is injured this seems like a pretty good replacement.
The rest of the card remains the same. Leandro Lo will be facing Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa in the co-main event of the night. Another intriguing match up is a fight between Erberth Santos and Patrick Gaudio. Finally, Claudio Calasans will be squaring off against Isaque Bahiense for the third time.
The card has some really intriguing matches that you’ll probably never see again. BJJ Stars has assembled a great mix of athletes from MMA and BJJ, like Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, Leo Leite and Gabriel Gonzaga. There is also a very interesting bout between Bianca Basilio and Anna Rodriguez. Basilio vs Rodriguez will likely be a an intriguing technical battle.