Both fighters confirmed the matchup via social media on Wednesday.
For Swanson this will be his first appearance in the octagon since October 2019 when he earned a unanimous decision over highly touted grappler Kron Gracie. Unfortunately, three months later Swanson participated in a grappling event where he suffered a torn ACL in his knee that required surgery, which ultimately kept him out of action for the past year.
Now it appears Swanson is healthy and ready to resume his career as he plots his return in December.
As for Pineda, he made his way back to the UFC in August following a six year absence from the promotion and he earned a Performance of the Night after finishing Herbert Burns by second round TKO.
Pineda has gone 5-0 with two no contests in his past seven fights.
Swanson vs. Pineda is the latest addition to the UFC 256 fight card, which is expected to be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Petr Yan and top ranked contender Aljamain Sterling.
Published at Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:00:00 +0000