Domingo Pilarte
Son of Fire

USA

Loss at UFC 247 overturned
BantamweightUFC
March 25, 2020
The outcome of Pilarte's fight against Journey Newson at UFC 247 has been overturned to a no contest by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pilarte fell to a 38-second knockout at UFC 247, but as a result of Newson testing positive for marijuana, the results of the match will now be recorded as "no context" on each fighter's record. While the change makes Pilarte's UFC record look better on paper, it doesn't change the fact that he's now been outclassed in back-to-back contests.
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Still seeking first UFC victory
BantamweightUFC
February 8, 2020
Pilarte lost to Journey Newson via TKO (punches) at 0:38 of Round 1 at UFC 247 on Saturday in Houston.
ANALYSIS
Pilarte landed a high kick moments after the opening bell rang and it was pretty much all downhill from there. He was unable to recover after Newson popped him with a perfectly placed right hand. Pilarte looked mediocre in dropping his UFC debut to Felipe Colares last July and was obviously no better Saturday. Pilarte earned his UFC contract with a submission win on Dana White's Contender Series, but after dropping his first two bouts with the company, he's likely to stay on the early prelims for the foreseeable future.
Facing Journey Newson in Houston
BantamweightUFC
January 10, 2020
Pilarte will take on Journey Newson at UFC 247 in Houston on Feb. 8, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters are looking for their first UFC victory after dropping their debuts. Pilarte lost a split decision against Felipe Colares in July, while Newson fell to Ricardo Ramos by unanimous decision in June.
Can't overcome slow start
BantamweightUFC
July 20, 2019
Pilarte lost to Felipe Colares via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC San Antonio on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
An injury delayed Pilarte's debut after he earned a contract via the Contender Series in July of 2018, and the long layoff may have played a role here. The card's biggest betting favorite started slow, absorbing several kicks early, including an array of knees while up against the fence. Roughly midway through the first, Pilarte was taken down and forced to eat heavy ground-and-pound, which likely led to him dropping that frame. He spent the early part of the second with his back against the cage, but held on to an underhook that allowed him to work some of his jiu-jitsu. With less than two minutes left in the second, he landed a hard knee and started to take control of the striking, but still ended up finishing the round on his back after multiple transitions and kimura attempts. Heading into the third and likely needing a finish, Pilarte took an immediate shot to the groin following the opening bell. After regrouping, he backed Colares up against the fence, took his back and dragged him to the mat in search of a submission. He spent the entirety of the last frame in dominant position looking for the rear-naked choke, but Colares was able to survive. It was ultimately too little, too late for the 29-year-old, who will go back to the drawing board with a 8-2 professional record.
To make UFC debut in San Antonio
BantamweightUFC
May 17, 2019
Pilarte will take on Felipe Colares in a bantamweight matchup at UFC San Antonio on July 20, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pilarte owns a 8-1 professional record, but will now get a chance to make his UFC debut after he put Vince Morales to sleep via rear-naked choke on Dana White's Contender Series last summer. He'll face off against a fighter in Colares who has the exact same professional record, but Pilarte will enter with distinct height and reach advantages. Takedown defense will be key for Pilarte, as even in a loss, Colares recorded three takedowns in his UFC debut. On the other hand, Pilarte does have four submission wins on his record, so he's plenty capable in grappling exchanges, if needed.
Subs Vince Morales, earns UFC contract
BantamweightUFC
July 20, 2018
Pilarte defeated Vince Morales via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:52 of Round 2 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, earning a UFC contract with the victory.
ANALYSIS
Pilarte entered this fight as a (+230) betting underdog, and he ended up taking a major beating before securing the comeback victory. He was able to withstand an early onslaught from Morales and barely made it out of the first round. The second round was looking like more of the same, but Pilarte caught a kick and used it to take Morales to the canvas. From there, Pilarte showed off his jiu-jitsu be securing the rear-naked choke that ultimately put Morales to sleep. Pilarte did have to be taken to the hospital following the event, so his official UFC debut may take some time. Outside of his toughness and grappling ability, one of Pilarte's best traits is his frame, as standing a 6-0 with a 74-inch reach should give him a size advantage over just about any bantamweight opponent.