Daniel Pineda

Daniel Pineda

Personal Information

Full Name Daniel Pineda
Date of Birth August 6, 1985
Age 37
Nationality American
Nickname The Pit

Daniel Pineda: A Brief Biography

Daniel Pineda is a 37-year-old professional fighter from America competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Fury FC lightweight and Legacy FC featherweight champion.

Latest News Update for Daniel Pineda

Daniel Pineda won his last fight against Tucker Lutz for UFC on ESPN 43 at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States, on March 25, 2023.


Daniel Pineda Facts

Birth PlaceDallas, Texas, United States
Star SignLeo
MMA Debut2007
MMA Record28-14-0
AchievementsFormer Fury FC lightweight champion/ former Legacy FC featherweight champion
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Pineda made his professional debut on April 13, 2007, and won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. He won the Legacy FC featherweight championship by defeating Reynaldo Trujillo via submission on July 31, 2010, and also successfully defended the title twice before signing the UFC contract.

Daniel Pineda's Career in UFC

Daniel Pineda

Daniel Pineda made his octagon debut on January 20, 2012, against Pat Schilling and won the fight via submission in the first round. Pineda submitted Mackens Semerzier for his second fight at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann on March 3, 2012.

'The Pit' had his first two UFC losses against Mike Brown and Antonio Carvalho in 2012 via decision and knockout.

Pineda faced Justin Lawrence at The Ultimate Fighter in 2013 and won the bout via submission in the first round.

Before leaving UFC in 2014, Pineda faced Diego Brandao and Robert Whiteford and lost both bouts via unanimous decision.

Daniel Pineda's UFC Return

Daniel Pineda made his UFC return on August 15, 2020, at UFC 252 against Herbert Burns and won the fight via technical knockout in the second round. He lost his second fight against Cub Swanson via knockout on December 12, 2020.

'The Pit,' for his last bout, faced Andre Fili, and an accidental eye poke left Pineda unable to continue the fight.

Daniel Pineda Record

Win 28-14-(3)Tucker LutzSubmissionUFC Fight Night: Vera vs. SandhagenMarch 25, 202322:50San Antonio, United States
NC27–14 (3)Andre FiliNC (accidental eye poke)UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. VolkovJune 26, 202120:46Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss27–14 (2)Cub SwansonKO (punches)UFC 256December 12, 202021:52Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win27–13 (2)Herbert BurnsTKO (elbows)UFC 252August 15, 202024:37Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
NC26–13 (2)Jeremy KennedyNC (overturned)PFL 8October 17, 201914:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
NC26–13 (1)Movlid Khaybulaev10:29
Win26–13Rey TrujilloTKO (strikes)Fury FC 32May 24, 201913:33Humble, Texas, United States
Win25–13Elias RodriguezSubmission (guillotine choke)Fury FC 28December 15, 201810:51Humble, Texas, United States
Win24–13Dimitre IvySubmission (triangle choke)Fury FC 25July 20, 201811:10Humble, Texas, United States
Win23–13Josh DavilaTKO (punches)LFA 35March 9, 201820:58Houston, Texas, United States
Loss22–13Georgi KarakhanyanTKO (doctor stoppage)Bellator 182August 25, 201724:05Verona, New York, United States
Win22–12Mark DickmanSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 161September 16, 201632:07Cedar Park, Texas, United States
Loss21–12Emmanuel SanchezDecision (split)Bellator 149February 19, 201635:00Houston, Texas, United States
Win21–11Jonny CarsonSubmission (kimura)Legacy FC 41April 3, 201531:45Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win20–11Thomas WebbSubmission (triangle choke)Legacy FC 39February 27, 201510:49Houston, Texas, United States
Win19–11Leonard GarciaSubmission (kimura)Legacy FC 37November 14, 201411:54Houston, Texas, United States
Loss18–11Robert WhitefordDecision (unanimous)UFC 171March 15, 201435:00Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss18–10Diego BrandãoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. SonnenAugust 17, 201335:00Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win18–9Justin LawrenceSubmission (kimura)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen FinaleApril 13, 201311:35Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss17–9Antonio CarvalhoKO (punches)UFC 149July 21, 201211:11Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss17–8Mike BrownDecision (unanimous)UFC 146May 26, 201235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win17–7Mackens SemerzierSubmission (triangle-armbar)UFC on FX: Alves vs. KampmannMarch 3, 201212:05Sydney, Australia
Win16–7Pat SchillingSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on FX: Guillard vs. MillerJanuary 20, 201211:37Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win15–7Gilbert JimenezTKO (spinning backfist)Legacy FC 9December 16, 201121:37Houston, Texas, United States
Win14–7Frank GomezSubmission (rear-naked choke)Legacy FC 7July 22, 201132:25Houston, Texas, United States
Win13–7Ray BlodgettKO (punch)Legacy FC 6April 9, 201110:58Houston, Texas, United States
Win12–7Levi ForrestSubmission (heel hook)Legacy FC 5January 29, 201112:49Houston, Texas, United States
Win11–7Reynaldo TrujilloSubmission (rear-naked choke)Legacy PromotionsJuly 31, 201011:58Houston, Texas, United States
Loss10–7Chas SkellySubmission (kneebar)Bellator 19May 20, 201022:16Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Win10–6James KingTKO (punches)KOK 8: The UprisingFebruary 27, 201014:30Austin, Texas, United States
Win9–6Douglas FreySubmission (heel hook)SWC 9: RedemptionNovember 28, 200921:55Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss8–6Chas SkellySubmissionSWC 8: Night of RumbleSeptember 18, 200912:12Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss8–5Johnny BedfordSubmission (triangle choke)SWC 7: DiscountenanceJune 20, 200922:58Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss8–4Kyle MiersSubmission (rear-naked choke)International Xtreme Fight AssociationJune 6, 200911:24Vinton, Louisiana, United States
Loss8–3Roberto VargasDecision (unanimous)Bellator 6May 8, 200935:00Robstown, Texas, United States
Win8–2Johnny BedfordSubmission (kneebar)SWC 3: St. Valentine's Day MassacreFebruary 21, 200912:00Frisco, Texas, United States
Win7–2Ira EvansonSubmission (armbar)Katana CagefightingDecember 6, 200821:22Robstown, Texas, United States
Loss6–2Scott BearSubmission (choke)Legacy FC 2August 23, 20082N/ABaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win6–1Vince LibardiTKO (punches)South Coast PromotionsJuly 18, 200811:13Houston, Texas, United States
Win5–1John AlvarezTKO (punches)Katana CagefightingMay 17, 200822:04Robstown, Texas, United States
Win4–1Warren StewartTKO (punches)Urban Rumble Championships 1April 4, 200811:42Pasadena, Texas, United States
Loss3–1Lim Jae-SukSubmission (rear-naked choke)EliteXC: RenegadeNovember 10, 200712:42Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win3–0Kierre GoochSubmission (choke)Renegades Extreme FightingOctober 20, 200720:59Houston, Texas, United States
Win2–0Warren StewartSubmission (rear-naked choke)Art of War 2May 11, 200712:00Austin, Texas, United States
Win1–0Jeremy MahonSubmission (rear-naked choke)IFC: Caged CombatApril 13, 200711:03Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

FAQs on Daniel Pineda

Q1. How many losses does Daniel Pineda have in the UFC?

Daniel Pineda has had five losses in the UFC.

Q2. How many fights has Daniel Pineda had in the UFC?

Daniel Pineda has had eleven fights in the UFC so far.

*Last updated on March 31, 2023.