Charlie Brenneman is not the most famous fighter in the UFC, but is on a new journey in his fight career. Charlie Brenneman is known for his fight against Rick Story back in 2011. The story goes like this; Nate Marquardt did not receive medical clearance and had to pull out of his bout against Rick Story. Also on the same card, Brenneman’s opponent (TJ Grant) pulled out of their fight.
Brenneman stepped into the co-main event fight against Story and beat him, which was an upset at the time.
After that fight, Brenneman went 1-3 and was cut from the UFC. He went on to fight in local MMA promotions and got a four fight win streak out of it. When he was cut from the UFC he dropped down to 155 (Lightweight) and began fighting.
Brenneman came back to the UFC in January of this year and lost to Beneil Dariush via Rear Naked Choke in the 1st round.
Now he is set to face Danny Castillo at UFC 172 this Saturday night.
“If I could pick the type of fighter that I’d want to fight, it’s someone like Castillo,” he said to UFC.com. “He’s really good in every area, he doesn’t necessarily excel in any one area, but what he uses in his fights is his wrestling, and I’m one hundred percent confident that my wrestling will trump his wrestling.”
“When I was outside of the UFC looking in, I was looking at these guys who were winning and doing really well,” he said. “And I know that I can beat these guys. Not to sound arrogant, but I almost felt like, for a little bit, that I could big brother some of these guys because I was so used to handling the guys at 170, and that the physical prowess of the 155-pounders just wasn’t there.”
UFC 172 goes down this Saturday night on PPV and here on MMA Frenzy.