Luis Pena was last seen in action at UFC Fight Night Nashville, defeating Steven Peterson by unanimous decision.
The bout marked the fighters featherweight division debut, which is a weight class Pena will remain at.
“I actually spoke to Sean Shelby almost immediately after everything happened (at weigh-ins),” Pena said after the event (via John Morgan & Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie). “We had a good conversation. He said he knows that things happen. He knows the circumstances that happened, and he’s going to give me another chance. Sean’s a great guy, and it seems that they’ve put some stock in me, and that means a lot to me, so I want to just go ahead and prove them right.”
Pena had previously fought at lightweight in the promotion and has won two of three overall under the UFC banner.
A victorious Pena did miss weight for the event, which is something the fighter takes full responsibility for.
“I could, but I don’t really want to get into it because I don’t want to make any excuses,” Pena said. “I missed weight. That is what it is. That’s on me. It’s my responsibility, and I take full responsibility for it.”
Max Holloway is the current ruler of the featherweight division, but is moving up a weight class to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 next month.