UFC matchmaking has kicked into overdrive this weekend as the company announced via Twitter that welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Anthony Johnson have agreed to face each other at an October UFC event.
That card is expected to be UFC on Versus 6, which is planned for October 1 in Washington, D.C., according to Heavy.
Brenneman (14-2) provided one of the feel good stories of the year when he stepped up on twenty-four hours notice to defeat the highly regarded Rick Story at UFC on Versus 4 last month. “The Spaniard” was originally scheduled to face T.J. Grant, who dropped off the card due to illness, but the UFC requested he continue to make weight, and shortly after Nate Marquardt’s removal from the card Brenneman was tapped as his replacement.
Prior to the Story fight, Brenneman defeated Jason High and Amilcar Alves in Octagon competition. His lone UFC loss came at the hands of Johny Hendricks.
Johnson (9-3) was originally scheduled to face Marquardt in the UFC on Versus 4 main event, but was scratched from the card due to an injury and replaced by Story. “Rumble” holds a 6-3 UFC record, with his last victory coming by unanimous decision over former title challenger Dan Hardy at UFC Fight Night 24 in March. Johnson is a dangerous striker and counts Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Luigi Fioravanti, Kevin Burns, and Tommy Speer as knockout victims.