Pro MMA Record

"The Pit"

27-14-0

Daniel Pineda

Daniel "The Pit" Pineda

Photo Source:  

Fighter Details

  • Name: Daniel Pineda
  • Pro MMA Record: 27-14-0, 3 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Pit
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 1985-08-06 | Date of Birth: 1985.08.06
  • Last Fight: June 26, 2021 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: 4oz. Fight Club
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $226,000 USD
  • Born: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Fighting out of: Houston, Texas
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Daniel Pineda ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Daniel Pineda Wiki Update Wiki

Daniel Pineda is an American featherweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He has a background in wrestling, is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains out of 4oz Fight Club in Houston, Texas. He has previously fought in Art of War, EliteXC, Bellator, and Legacy Fighting Championships where he was the featherweight champion. He has notable wins over Johnny Bedford, Frank Gomez, Pat Schilling, Mackens Semerzier, and Justin Lawrence. Of his eighteen wins, all have been finishes including twelve submissions. He has won the UFC "Submission of the Night" award one time.

Pineda began his career in 2007 with a first round submission win. He would win his first three fights before losing for the first time when he appeared in the first fight of EliteXC's third show. After compiling an 8-2 record in his first two years, including a first round submission of Johnny Bedford, he would be picked up by Bellator. Unfortunately, he would lose his promotional debut at Bellator 6 and be released. This loss was the start of a four fight skid, the worst of his career. He would bounce back with two more wins and was given another shot with Bellator, but would again lose and be cut loose. Daniel would next be picked up by Legacy FC where he would go 5-0 over a year and a half while picking up the featherweight title.


In early 2012, Daniel would be picked up by the UFC where he made his debut against fellow newcomer, Pat Schilling, at UFC on FX 1 and was able to pick up a first round submission. He would get back into the octagon only thirty two days later as a late replacement against Mackens Semerzier who he would also defeat by first round submission marking two UFC wins in less than a total of four minutes. Pineda would have his seven fight winning streak snapped when he lost a unanimous decision to Mike Brown at UFC 146. He would have his fourth UFC fight in six months at UFC 149, but he would again lose, this time to Antonio Carvalho by first round TKO. He would take nine months off of competition but would return with a fury at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale when he beat Justin Lawrence by first round submission from a kimura which earned Daniel the "Submission of the Night" bonus. At UFC Fight Night 26, he would take on Diego Brandao but would again lose a unanimous decision, sending his UFC record to 3-3. He next took on Rob Whiteford in the opening bout of UFC 171, but would lose by unanimous decision, making his last five fight record 1-4.

Last updated 03.17.2014, 12:44 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Daniel Pineda News View All

A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves, releases, signings... (2021-09-07 02:56:12 -0400)
What’s next for Darren Till after his UFC Vegas 36 loss? | Photo... (2021-09-05 18:00:00 -0400)
A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves, releases, signings... (2021-08-26 19:51:04 -0400)
A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves, releases, signings... (2021-08-22 20:07:33 -0400)
A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves, releases, signings... (2021-08-10 20:27:26 -0400)
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images PFL’s Season 3 playoffs cont... (2021-08-10 20:00:00 -0400)
  • MMA Junkie : How ONE Championship's Victoria Souza turned her quest for Zumba classes into an MMA career
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White confirms that Nick Diaz wants rematch with Robbie Lawler to be a middleweight bout
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5, Week 4 Results: Four Fighters Earn UFC Contracts
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Showtime ‘couldn’t be f*cking dumber’ for Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant presser fight
  • MMAFighting.com : DWCS Season 5, Week 4 results: AJ Dobson earns finish to cap decision-heavy card
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White's Contender Series 40 results: Four more fighters score UFC deals
  • MMA Junkie : Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. 'Bombardier' rescheduled, headlines KSW 64 in October
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White's Contender Series 40: Best photos from Las Vegas
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Conor McGregor throws disastrous first pitch at Chicago Cubs game
  • MMA Junkie : Conor McGregor throws out first pitch at Chicago Cubs game, nearly hits fan in front row
  • MMAFighting.com : Matt Brown to fight Bryan Barberena at Dec. 4 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Alistair Overeem to retire from combat sports within 18 months: 'I would've liked to finish in UFC'
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White's Contender Series 40 live results
  • MMA Weekly : Nasrat Haqparast vs. Dan Hooker fight still in jeopardy following more visa issues
  • MMA Junkie : Jessica Andrade: 'It confused me' when Valentina Shevchenko took me down in our fight
  • MMAFighting.com : DWCS Season 5, Week 4 Results
  • MMA Junkie : Giga Chikadze guarantees Max Holloway 'will be walking with crutches' after they fight
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 266 live results: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega
  • MMAFighting.com : Jake Paul claims Tommy Fury twice turned down fight, ups offer to $1 million
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant get into heated brawl at a press conference in LA