Pineda vs. Swanson in the type of fight to get people hooked. Pineda (27-13, 2NC) hasn’t lost a fight since 2017. Since that time, Pineda has racked up a solid five victories. But not without hiccups, as he earned himself two no contests after a drug test failure during his time in the PFL. In spite of that, all of his past five wins were from emphatic finish.
A few doubts surround Swanson’s return since injuring himself during a grappling tournament. However, he is coming off an amazing performance against Kron Gracie, from back in October 2019. While Swanson (26-11) has had a year to recover, he is returning from a severe injury, and Pineda is no easy out.
The featherweight scrap joins a stacked event with a long-awaited bantamweight title fight. In that, Aljamain Sterling will look to knock off current bantamweight champion Petr Yan. One of the biggest cards of the year, it has a lot of attention for a reason. Rising stars like Chase Hooper and grappling ace Mackenzie Dern also take part, the latter making her way back into the cage against Virna Jandiroba.
The UFC 256 card currently breaks down as follows:
Petr Yan (c) vs. Aljamain Sterling – for the UFC bantamweight championship
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba
Marvin Vettori vs. Jacare Souza
Ciryl Gane vs. Junior Dos Santos
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill
Jared Vanderaa vs. Sergey Spivak
Karl Roberson vs Dalcha Lungiambula
Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo
Dwight Grant vs. Jingliang Li
Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett
Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda