Daniel Pineda (fighter)

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Daniel Pineda
Born (1985-08-06) August 6, 1985 (age 29)
Dallas, Texas, USA
Other names The Pit
Residence Houston, Texas, USA
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of Houston, Texas
Team 4oz Fight Club
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 18
By knockout 6
By submission 12
Losses 11
By knockout 1
By submission 6
By decision 4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel Pineda (born August 6, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the UFC's Featherweight division. He has also competed for Bellator and EliteXC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Legacy Fighting Championships[edit]

Daniel Pineda was the featherweight champion of Legacy Fighting Championships. None of his fights with Legacy went to decision with notable wins over fighters such as WEC veteran Frank Gomez. Daniel 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 Legacy Fighting Championship 37 in November.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In early January 2012, it was announced that Pineda had been signed to the UFC.

He made his debut on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller against fellow UFC newcomer Pat Schilling.[2] Pineda won the fight via submission in the first round.

Pineda faced Mackens Semerzier on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2, replacing an injured Robbie Peralta.[3] He won the fight via triangle armbar in the first round.

Pineda faced Mike Brown on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146.[4] Pineda lost the bout via unanimous decision.

Pineda faced Antonio Carvalho on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured George Roop.[5] Pineda lost the fight after he was knocked out for the first time in his professional MMA career.

Pineda returned after a layoff to face Justin Lawrence on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[6] Pineda won the fight via submission in the first round, earning Submission of the Night honors for his performance.

Pineda faced Diego Brandão on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26[7] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Pineda faced Rob Whiteford on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171.[8] He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently was released from the UFC.

Return to LFC[edit]

Following his UFC release, Pineda re-signed with Legacy Fighting Championships in July 2014.[9]

Pineda is expected to face Leonard Garcia at Legacy FC 37 on November 14, 2014.[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Katana Cagefighting
    • KC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • Legacy Fighting Championship
    • Legacy FC Featherweight Championship (One time)
    • Two successful title defenses

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–11 Rob 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 Non-title bout, Catchweight.
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.[11]
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.[12]
Loss 6–2 Scott Bear Submission 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 Katana Cagefighting May 17, 2008 2 2:04 Robstown, Texas, United States
Win 4–1 Warren Stewart TKO 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
Win 3–0 Kierre Gooch Submission 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Pineda - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "UFC on FX 1 adds Easton vs. Papazian, Schilling vs. Pineda". mmajunkie.com. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFC on FX 2: Daniel Pineda replaces Robert Peralta, meets Mackens Semerzier". mmajunkie.com. February 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda added to May's UFC 146 event". mmajunkie.com. March 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "George Roop out, Daniel Pineda meets Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149". mmajunkie.com. June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pineda-Lawrence set for TUF 17 Finale in April". mmajunkie.com. February 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Staff (2014-01-19). "Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "LFC 37 - LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 37". sherdog.com. 
  11. ^ Staff (2010-07-31). "Legacy Promotions 7/31/10 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  12. ^ Staff (2008-12-06). "Katana Cagefighting - Conquest Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03.