"The Pit"


Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 69"
Leg reach: 38.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: 4oz Fight Club
Nationality: Dallas, United States
Age: 35


Wins by KO: 9
Wins by submission: 18



Significant Strikes Attempted: 351
Significant Strikes Landed: 154


Takedowns Attempted: 20


Daniel Pineda is an American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter who has competed in the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator organizations. Born on December 8, 1983 in Austin, Texas, Daniel began martial arts training at a very young age and developed an interest in MMA early on. He started his career as an amateur fighter before turning professional in 2006.

Throughout his career he had great success competing for various promotions such as WEC (now absorbed by the UFC), Strikeforce and Bellator. His most notable fights include a win over future UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at Shark Fights 13: Jardine Vs Prangley 2 back in 2010, which earned him the “Knockout of the Night” bonus; a loss against Chad Mendes at Bellator 116; and two wins against Marlon Sandro via submission at World Series of Fighting 1 & 4 respectively that earned him “Submission of the Night” honors both times.

In 2016 Pineda signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship after being casted to appear on The Ultimate Fighter season 25 where he reached the semi-finals but lost to eventual winner Jesse Taylor via Submission due to Rear Naked Choke hold. Following this defeat he returned to Bellator FC and faced former champion Patricio Pitbull achieving another “Submission of The Night” bonus with Triangle Choke hold victory that earned him special recognition from MMA fans all around US .

Currently residing in San Diego California , Pineda continues training with Alliance MMA under coach Eric Del Fiero alongside renowned fighters including Michael Chandler , Cub Swanson among others . Daniel is known for his technical abilities combined with strength making it hard opponents to stand up against him during matches . He also regularly contributes writing content about fitness lifestyle inspiring many fans around world to stay fit and active through sports activities . With rich experience accumulated throughout his fighting tenure , we can expect more achievements coming soon from this talented athlete going forward into 2020 ..

Fight History

Alex Caceres
Daniel Pineda: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 03, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi
Tucker Lutz
Daniel Pineda: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 2:50
Sat. Mar 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Sandhagen
Andre Fili
Daniel Pineda: No Contest
by No Contest in Round 2
Sat. Jun 26, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov
Cub Swanson
Daniel Pineda: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Dec 12, 2020
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno
Herbert Burns
Daniel Pineda: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Aug 15, 2020
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3


Who Is Daniel Pineda From Berkeley?
Daniel Pineda is a professional associated with the University of California, Berkeley, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Who Is Daniel Pineda From UTSA?
Daniel Pineda is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio who specializes in spectroscopy and optically-based sensor development with applications to advanced chemical propulsion, hypersonic flight, and energy conversion systems.

Who Is Daniel Pineda In UFC?
Daniel Pineda is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, having also competed for other leagues including the Professional Fighters League, Bellator, and EliteXC.

What Is Daniel Pineda's Record?
Daniel Pineda's record in the UFC is 28 wins, 15 losses, and 0 draws, with 3 no contests.

Who Is Daniel Pineda's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
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Who Is Daniel Pineda In Invitae?
Daniel Pineda-Alvarez is a medical doctor specializing in genetics at Invitae, according to his LinkedIn profile.

What Is Daniel Pineda's Tapology Profile?
Daniel Pineda's Tapology profile is an online source that provides personal statistics, fight history, and career achievements of the American UFC featherweight fighter.

Who Is Daniel Pineda Jr.?
Daniel Pineda Jr. is a 38-year-old Los Angeles resident who was involved in a hit and run incident carried out by an unidentified male suspect driving a black Mercedes-Benz sedan on November 16, 2023.