Daniel Pineda is again within the UFC.
Six years after his launch, Pineda (26-13 MMA, 3-Four UFC) re-signed with the promotion Tuesday.
An Iridium Sports activities Company consultant confirmed the signing to MMA Junkie following a social media put up. No timetable or opponent for Pineda’s first combat again is understood right now.
Pineda, 34, is coming off a run in PFL which led to a drug take a look at failure and subsequent suspension. Following an unbelievable match run to safe a slot within the $1 million PFL featherweight finale, Pineda was flagged for having an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in his system.
In January 2020, Pineda admitted fault. He was handed a six-month suspension and fined $12,500 by the Nevada Athletic Fee (NAC). Two of his victories, which have been earned in the identical night time, have been dominated no contests. He was additionally faraway from his scheduled $1 million combat in opposition to Lance Palmer final New 12 months’s Eve.
In between his UFC and PFL stints, Pineda competed for Legacy FC/LFA, Bellator, and Fury FC. After successful the Legacy FC featherweight title, Pineda had three fights in Bellator, the place he went 1-2.