Daniel Pineda Re-Signs with UFC After Six-Year Absence

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 24, 2020

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Daniel Pineda is coming back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Pineda’s management, Iridium Sports Agency, announced Tuesday on social media that the featherweight has signed a contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. A date for Pineda’s next fight was not revealed.

Pineda returns to the UFC riding a six-fight unbeaten streak, but that comes with some controversy. Pineda defeated Movlid Khaybulaev and Jeremy Kennedy this past October to advance to the Professional Fighters League featherweight finals. However, a drug test revealed a high level of testosterone to epitestosterone in his system, and those victories were overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A six-month suspension ended on April 18.

Pineda went 3-4 in the UFC from 2012 to 2014. He has compiled a 26-13 professional record that also includes stints with Bellator, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Fury FC and Legacy Fighting Championship.

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