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"The Spaniard"

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Charlie Brenneman

Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

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  • Given Name: Charles Brenneman
  • Professional MMA Record: 19-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Spaniard
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.02.09
  • Last Fight: January 15, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $18,000 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: AMA Fight Club
  • Born: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Whippany, New Jersey
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Charlie Brenneman Wiki Update Wiki

Charlie Brenneman is an American lightweight  fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and trains with the Miller brothers in New Jersey. He has a background in wrestling, having wrestled in high school and continuing on to wrestle at Lock Haven University where he finished off his career with a top twelve finish at the Division I Nationals. He has a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and Spanish from Lock Haven as well as a Masters degree in Sports Management from East Stroudsburg University. He won the first season of the Spike TV reality show, Pros vs. Joes. Charlie has previously fought for Extreme Challenge, Ring of Combat, ShoXC, Valley Fight League, and Caged Fury FC. He was the welterweight champion in ROC and the lightweight champion in CFFC. He has notable wins over Jason High, Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, and Daniel Roberts. Of his nineteen professional wins, ten have been finishes with an equal number of submissions and T/KOs.


Brenneman left his career as a Spanish teacher after he won the first season of Pros vs. Joes in order to continue competing, this time in MMA. He started his amateur career in 2006 and went 5-0 in his first seven months. He would turn pro in the middle of 2007, debuting with a unanimous decision win for Extreme Challenge. He would then move over to Ring of Combat where he picked up the welterweight title. After a 5-0 start to his career, he would lose in his first title defense to future UFC fighter, John Howard. After the loss, he would bounce back with six straight wins in the next fourteen months including five finishes.


Brenneman would receive his shot in the big leagues at UFC Fight Night Florian vs. Gomi where he won a unanimous decision over Jason High. He would next be paired with Johnny Hendricks at UFC 117, but he would be finished for the first time in his career when he lost by TKO early in the second round. He would bounce back with a decision win over Amilcar Alves at UFC Fight Night 23. 


Charlie was scheduled to take on TJ Grant at UFC on Versus 4, but the bout was scrapped shortly before the event due to an illness by Grant. Hours before the event, Nate Marquardt, who was scheduled to fight Rick Story in the main event, was declared ineligible to compete and Charlie was tapped to step in on ultra short notice. He later claimed that he had been told ahead of time that this was a possibility so he had been preparing for a fight with Story just in case. He would end up out wrestling Story on the way to a stunning upset win which threw him into the limelight. 


Brenneman would lose his next fight when he was knocked out with a headkick midway through the first round by a much larger Anthony Johnson. He would pick up a unanimous decision win over Daniel Roberts at UFC on FX 1, but would be submitted for the first time in his career when he faced Erik Silva at UFC on FX 3. He was scheduled to take on Kyle Noke at UFC 151, but when the event was cancelled, the bout was moved to UFC 152. He would lose by TKO in the first minute of the fight. This marked the third time in four fights he had been finished and moved his overall UFC record to 4-4. He was subsequently release from the promotion.


Upon his release, he would drop to lightweight for the first time in his career. He would pick up four straight wins in the following nine months as well as the CFFC lightweight title. In early 2014, he was given another shot in the UFC when he agreed to step in on thirteen days notice to take on undefeated UFC newcomer, Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35. Unfortunately, he would lose by submission in the first round leaving his future with the company again in question.

Last updated 01.16.2014, 12:29 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Danny Castillo
UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.04.26
Odds: +230 Moderate Underdog
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:45 Round 1 of 3
Beneil Dariush
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.01.15
Odds: -200 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Submission | Choke
4:07 Round 2 of 5, 9:07 Total
Kyle Baker
Ref: Gasper Oliver
CFFC 28: Brenneman vs. Baker
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.10.26
Weigh-In: 155.3 lbs
Cancelled Bout Ronnie Rogers CFFC 26 2013.08.17
Cancelled Bout Kyle Baker CFFC 26 2013.08.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gemiyale Adkins
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
CFFC 25: Williams vs. Faunce
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2013.06.22
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:34 Round 1 of 3
Jeremy Castro
Ref: Gasper Oliver
CFFC 23: Aung La N Sang vs Kyle Baker
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.04.12
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:09 Round 2 of 3, 7:09 Total
Eric Irvin
Ref: Bill Bookwalter
VFL 40: Broad Avenue Brawlers
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2013.01.19
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:45 Round 1 of 3
Kyle Noke
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.09.22
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs
Cancelled Bout Kyle Noke UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:33 Round 1 of 3
Erick Silva
Ref: Frank Gentile
UFC on FX 3: Johnson vs. McCall
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.06.08
Odds: +165 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
UFC on FX 3 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Daniel Roberts
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.01.20
Odds: -375 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
2:49 Round 1 of 3
Anthony Johnson
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.10.01
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
UFC on Versus 6 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rick Story
Ref: Marc Matheny
UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.06.26
Odds: +380 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs
#35 Biggest Upset of All Time
Cancelled Bout TJ Grant UFC on Versus 4 2011.06.26
Reason: Grant Illness
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Amilcar Alves
Ref: Jon Schorle
UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.01.22
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:40 Round 2 of 3, 5:40 Total
Johny Hendricks
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2010.08.07
Odds: +325 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jason High
Ref: Dale Frye
UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2010.03.31
Odds: +174 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Punches George Sheppard Valley Fight League 2010.01.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Phillip Wyman Valley Fight League 2009.10.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous Mitch Whitesel Valley Fight League 2009.07.24
Win | Submission | Choke Chris Thomas IWFC 2009.05.16
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows Edward O'Daniel Extreme Challenge 2009.01.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Yanish Dimitry United States Fight League 2008.11.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
John Howard
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
Ring of Combat 21
Main Card | Vacant Title | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2008.09.12
Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Drew Puzon
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
ShoXC 4
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2008.01.25
Weigh-In: 170.9 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:54 Round 2 of 3, 8:54 Total
Mark Berrocal
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
Ring of Combat 17: Beast of the Northeast Finals
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs
2007.11.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total
Joseph Aviles
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Ring of Combat 16: Beast of the Northeast Semi-Finals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs
2007.10.26
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:20 Round 1 of 3
Jordan Damon
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Ring of Combat 15: Beast of the Northeast Quarter-Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs
2007.09.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous Marcello Olivera Extreme Challenge 2007.07.28

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