Sunday, 26 February 2012

Demarte "The Wolf" Pena - Fighter Profile

About Demarte Pena

Demarte “The Wolf” Pena has been involved in Martial Arts for most of his life. As a youngster he dabbled in Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate and Judo, but discovered MMA in high school when he was armbarred by a friend. Since 2005 Pena has been working on his MMA skills and has evolved beyond his years.

Demarte Pena originally trained and fought out of Undisputed Fight Club in Pretoria, but has since moved to Fight Fit Militia, one of South Africa’s premier fighting teams. A well rounded fighter, Pena continues to work on all elements of his game so that he is always free to fight his own fight.

Demarte Pena - MMA Career

Fighting for the EFC

After a successful amateur career (4-1), Demarte Pena began his professional career in the EFC. His debut fight against Mawande Mazithambe lasted 24 seconds, with Pena securing his maiden professional victory via Rear-naked choke. Pena then fought and defeated dangerous featherweight prospect Jean-Luc Kazadi via unanimous decision. The fight was a closely contested three round war, but Pena managed to use his take-downs effectively and largely neutralise Kazadi. The win earned Demarte a shot at the vacant EFC featherweight title.

Fighting for the EFC Africa featherweight title

At EFC Africa 10, Demarte Pena  fought Leo Gloss in the first ever EFC Africa featherweight title fight. Gloss, a seasoned campaigner had already fought for an EFC title in the lightweight division and had an impressive MMA record.
Demarte Pena managed to execute a flawless game plan, taking Gloss to the mat repeatedly and frustrating the ex-boxer. After five rounds, Pena earned a unanimous decision to become the first EFC Africa featherweight champion. Demarte Pena is also credited with being the youngest fighter to ever hold an EFC Africa title.

Defending his EFC Africa belt

Demarte Pena will defend his EFC title for the first time against rampant challenger Wesley Hawkey at EFC Africa 14. The match-up will be a great test for both fighters, who have yet to be defeated in the EFC Hexagon. Pena hopes to secure himself as the most dominant fighter in the EFC division with a win over the ever dangerous Hawkey.

Demarte Pena stats

Nickname: The Wolf
Age: 22
Height: 5’7” (170cm)
Weight: 65 Kg
Weight division: Featherweight
Stance: Othadox
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fight team: Fight Fit Militia
Twitter profile: @thewolfpena

Demarte Pena fight stats

EFC Stats – 3 wins ,0 losses
All time stats – 3 wins, 0 losses

Demarte Pena EFC fights

Mawande Mazithambe
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
EFC Africa 7
Jean-Luc Kazadi
Decision (Majority)
EFC Africa 8
Leo Gloss
Decision (Unanimous)
EFC Africa 10

Demarte Pena Fighting Achievements

2011 – EFC Africa Featherweight Champion
2011 – Youngest ever EFC Africa Champion
2010 – SASCA Grappling Champion
Undefeated in amateur Muay Thai – 6 wins

Demarte Pena MMA South Africa Awards

Demarte Pena Articles 

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