Daniel Pineda (fighter)
Daniel Pineda (born August 6, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional competitor since 2007, he has also competed for the UFC, Bellator, and EliteXC.
|Born||August 6, 1985|
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Other names||The Pit|
|Residence||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Team||4oz Fight Club|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Legacy Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Pineda was the Featherweight Champion of Legacy Fighting Championship. None of his fights with Legacy went to decision with notable wins over fighters such as WEC veteran Frank Gomez. Pineda's fights with Legacy Fighting Championships were always exciting and his last fight with Legacy Fighting Championships before he went to the UFC ended in a TKO by spinning backfist at Legacy Fighting Championships 9. He is now scheduled to face former WEC and UFC fighter Leonard Garcia for the featherweight title at Legacy Fighting Championship 37 in November.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
In early January 2012, it was announced that Pineda had been signed to the UFC.
Pineda returned after a layoff to face Justin Lawrence on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Pineda won the fight via submission in the first round, earning Submission of the Night honors for his performance.
Return to Legacy FCEdit
Pineda next faced Thomas Webb at Legacy FC 39 on February 28, 2015. He won the fight via submission early in the first round.
Return to Bellator MMAEdit
After nearly a six year absence, Pineda returned to the Bellator MMA promotion in 2016. He faced Emmanuel Sanchez on the main card at Bellator 149 on February 19, 2016. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Katana Cagefighting
- KC Featherweight Championship (One time)
- Legacy Fighting Championship
- Legacy FC Featherweight Championship (One time)
- Two successful title defenses
- Fury FC
- Fury FC Interim Featherweight Championship (One time)
- Fury FC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|41 matches||28 wins||13 losses|
|NC||26–13 (2)||Jeremy Kennedy||NC (overturned)||PFL 8||October 17, 2019||1||4:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||2019 PFL Featherweight Semifinal bout. Originally a submission (guillotine) win for Pineda; overturned after testing positive for a banned substance.|
|NC||26–13 (1)||Movlid Khaibulaev||NC (overturned)||1||0:29||2019 PFL Featherweight Quarterfinal bout. Originally a TKO (punches) win for Pineda; overturned after testing positive for a banned substance.|
|Win||26–13||Rey Trujillo||TKO (strikes)||Fury FC 32||May 24, 2019||1||0:51||Humble, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||25–13||Elias Rodriguez||Submission (guillotine choke)||Fury FC 28||December 15, 2018||1||0:51||Humble, Texas, United States||Won the Fury FC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||24–13||Dimitre Ivy||Submission (triangle choke)||Fury FC 25||July 20, 2018||1||1:10||Humble, Texas, United States||Won the Fury FC Interim Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||23–13||Josh Davila||TKO (punches)||LFA 35||March 9, 2018||2||0:58||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||22–13||Georgi Karakhanyan||TKO (doctor stopage)||Bellator 182||August 25, 2017||2||4:05||Verona, New York, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||22–12||Mark Dickman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 161||September 16, 2016||3||2:07||Cedar Park, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Loss||21–12||Emmanuel Sanchez||Decision (split)||Bellator 149||February 19, 2016||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Win||21–11||Jonny Carson||Submission (kimura)||Legacy FC 41||April 3, 2015||3||1:45||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||20–11||Thomas Webb||Submission (triangle choke)||Legacy FC 39||February 27, 2015||1||0:49||Houston, Texas, United States||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Win||19–11||Leonard Garcia||Submission (kimura)||Legacy FC 37||November 14, 2014||1||1:54||Houston, Texas, United States||Return to Lightweight.|
|Loss||18–11||Robert Whiteford||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 171||March 15, 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||18–10||Diego Brandão||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||18–9||Justin Lawrence||Submission (kimura)||The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale||April 13, 2013||1||1:35||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||17–9||Antonio Carvalho||KO (punches)||UFC 149||July 21, 2012||1||1:11||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||17–8||Mike Brown||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 146||May 26, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–7||Mackens Semerzier||Submission (triangle-armbar)||UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2012||1||2:05||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||16–7||Pat Schilling||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller||January 20, 2012||1||1:37||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||15–7||Gilbert Jimenez||TKO (spinning backfist)||Legacy Fighting Championship 9||December 16, 2011||2||1:37||Houston, Texas, United States||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Win||14–7||Frank Gomez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legacy Fighting Championship 7||July 22, 2011||3||2:25||Houston, Texas, United States||Defended Legacy FC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||13–7||Ray Blodgett||KO (punch)||Legacy Fighting Championship 6||April 9, 2011||1||0:58||Houston, Texas, United States||Defended Legacy FC Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||12–7||Levi Forrest||Submission (heel hook)||Legacy Fighting Championship 5||January 29, 2011||1||2:49||Houston, Texas, United States||Non-title bout.|
|Win||11–7||Reynaldo Trujillo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legacy Fighting Championships||July 31, 2010||1||1:58||Houston, Texas, United States||Won the Legacy FC Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||10–7||Chas Skelly||Submission (kneebar)||Bellator 19||May 20, 2010||2||2:16||Grand Prairie, Texas, United States|
|Win||10–6||James King||TKO (punches)||KOK 8: The Uprising||February 27, 2010||1||4:30||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||9–6||Douglas Frey||Submission (heel hook)||SWC 9: Redemption||November 28, 2009||2||1:55||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–6||Chas Skelly||Submission||SWC 8: Night of Rumble||September 18, 2009||1||2:12||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Johnny Bedford||Submission (triangle choke)||SWC 7: Discountenance||June 20, 2009||2||2:58||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–4||Kyle Miers||Submission (rear-naked choke)||International Xtreme Fight Association||June 6, 2009||1||1:24||Vinton, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Roberto Vargas||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 6||May 8, 2009||3||5:00||Robstown, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–2||Johnny Bedford||Submission (kneebar)||SWC 3: St. Valentine's Day Massacre||February 21, 2009||1||2:00||Frisco, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–2||Ira Evanson||Submission (armbar)||Katana Cagefighting||December 6, 2008||2||1:22||Robstown, Texas, United States||Won the Katana Cagefighting Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||6–2||Scott Bear||Submission (choke)||Legacy Fighting Championships 2||August 23, 2008||2||N/A||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||6–1||Vince Libardi||TKO (punches)||South Coast Promotions||July 18, 2008||1||1:13||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–1||John Alvarez||TKO (punches)||Katana Cagefighting||May 17, 2008||2||2:04||Robstown, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–1||Warren Stewart||TKO (punches)||Urban Rumble Championships 1||April 4, 2008||1||1:42||Pasadena, Texas, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Lim Jae-Suk||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EliteXC: Renegade||November 10, 2007||1||2:42||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||3–0||Kierre Gooch||Submission (choke)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||October 20, 2007||2||0:59||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Warren Stewart||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Art of War 2||May 11, 2007||1||2:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jeremy Mahon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Caged Combat||April 13, 2007||1||1:03||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
- "Daniel Pineda - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
- "UFC on FX 1 adds Easton vs. Papazian, Schilling vs. Pineda". mmajunkie.com. January 10, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- "UFC on FX 2: Daniel Pineda replaces Robert Peralta, meets Mackens Semerzier". mmajunkie.com. February 6, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08.
- "Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda added to May's UFC 146 event". mmajunkie.com. March 14, 2012. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012.
- "George Roop out, Daniel Pineda meets Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149". mmajunkie.com. June 26, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29.
- "Miller-Palaszewski, Pineda-Lawrence set for TUF 17 Finale in April". mmajunkie.com. February 11, 2013.
- Staff (2013-06-05). "Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- Staff (2014-01-19). "Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
- MMAJunkie.com Staff (2014-07-14). "After UFC run, former two-division champ Daniel Pineda returns to Legacy FC". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
- "LFC 37 - LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 37". sherdog.com.
- "Legacy FC 37 results: Daniel Pineda taps Leonard Garcia, 'Bad Boy' calls it a career". mmajunkie.com. November 15, 2014.
- "Legacy FC 39 results: Leonardo Leite claims belt with controversial finish". mmajunkie.com. February 28, 2015.
- Mike Bohn (September 16, 2016). "Bellator 161 results: Kongo takes decision over Johnson, Warren submits Kakai". mmajunkie.com.
- Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round". mmajunkie.com.
- Mike Bohn (January 22, 2020). "PFL's Daniel Pineda fined, suspended and has wins overturned after drug test failure". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (2010-07-31). "Legacy Promotions 7/31/10 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- Staff (2008-12-06). "Katana Cagefighting - Conquest Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03.