Rapper Swarmz was drafted in as a late replacement but then it emerged that KSI would be taking the huge step of fighting two different opponents – one of which would be a boxer – on the same bill.
Scheduled opponent Ivan Nikolov was taken off the card and replaced by Pineda after receiving backlash for racist tattoos.
And after his younger brother Deji recorded his first ever win with a stunning performance against Fousey, KSI ensured it was a third win for the family in the main event.
Displaying plenty of power in his strikes, he knocked down Pineda twice in the opening round and the Mexican was constantly complaining about what he felt was illegal shots.
He repeated his efforts in the second and even performed press-ups while the referee did his count.
Somehow, despite taking a lot of punishment and barely throwing anything back, Pineda made it to the third and final round, where he was finally put out of his misery.
KSI, who was out of the years for three, moved to 3-0 professionally and after becoming the new IBC cruiserweight champion, called out YouTuber Slim, Andrew Tate and Tommy Fury amongst others.