Charlie Brenneman's Blogs

  • Radio: Browne, Brenneman, Jenkins By: Luca Fury

    Live radio was back on The Sherdog Radio Network Monday with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show.": TJ De Santis and Jon Luther returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday for another edition of Beatdown. Joining them was UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman to talk about his upcoming matchup versus Anthony Johnson at this Saturday's UFC Live card.

    Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday for another edition of "The Savage Dog Show." The two men were joined by UFC heavyweight Travis Browne and 2011 NCAA champion Bubba Jenkins.

    Browne joined the program to discuss his win over Rob Broughton at this past weekend's UFC 135 event, while Jenkins talked about his upcoming mixed martial arts debut at Tachi Palace Fights 11.

    Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Brenneman Cut Weight Alongside Marquardt Before Replacing Him By: Staff

    Charlie Brenneman (Pictured, File Photo), on “Beatdown,” discussing the strange circumstances surrounding his replacement of Nate Marquardt at UFC Live 4, which included a brief conversation with Marquardt in the sauna while they were cutting weight at the same time:

    “It was so weird because there was all these players involved. Nobody knew what anyone knew. I didn’t know if Rick [Story] knew. I didn’t know if Nate knew. I didn’t know if Greg Sirb knew. I didn’t know what UFC people knew. … Like Nate was asking me, for example, what my weight was. ‘Do you have to cut a lot of weight? You all right?’ And I’m thinking, ‘Is he asking this because he knows something’s up or is he just curious? Does he even know anything?’ It was pretty weird.”

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  • Opinion: Curious Welterweight Divide Forming By: Jason Probst

    Is there a welterweight alive that can challenge Georges St. Pierre? | Photo: Dave Mandel

    With Charlie Brenneman’s upset decision over Rick Story at UFC Live 4 on Sunday in Pittsburgh, the welterweight division lost a plotline and gained a new one, at least in the short term.

    Story, riding a six-fight win streak, had seemingly gotten over a critical hump in outhustling Thiago Alves at UFC 130 last month and was in an interesting position. Top contender Jon Fitch stated he held no interest in fighting Story because the risk-reward wasn’t worth it, and you can figure other top welterweights probably felt the same way.

    The welterweight contenders essentially fold into two groups. Group A is comprised Jake Ellenberger, Carlos Condit and now Brenneman. Group B is Jake Shields, B.J. Penn, Fitch and Josh Koscheck. All of the guys in Group A are up-and-coming rising contenders who have yet to receive a title shot or have a fight against a Top 5 guy.

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  • Miller, Brenneman Sign 4-Fight Extensions with UFC By: Mike Whitman

    Jim Miller | Dave Mandel/

    It was a good day for AMA Fight Club, as the New Jersey gym announced that two of its top products -- lightweight contender Jim Miller and welterweight competitor Charlie Brenneman -- have signed four-fight contract extensions with the UFC. confirmed the news with AMA manager Mike Constantino on Wednesday after Constantino posted about the deals on Facebook.

    Beaten only twice in his pro career, Miller has won six straight bouts in the UFC and holds an overall record of 8-1 inside the Octagon. The younger brother of UFC middleweight Dan Miller, Jim’s only losses have come to the 155-pound division’s top two competitors: champion Frankie Edgar and No. 1 contender Gray Maynard. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt is fresh off a spectacular “Submission of the Night” performance against rising star Charles Oliveira at UFC 124 in Montreal.

    Brenneman comes off a dominant performance against Amilcar Alves at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2,” in which “The Spaniard” used his superior wrestling to grind out a unanimous decision victory. The 29-year-old was also successful in his March UFC debut, outpointing Jason High. Sandwiched between his victories, however, was a TKO defeat to tenacious wrestler Johny Hendricks at UFC 117. The Pennsylvania native has finished four of his 12 career victims by knockout or submission.

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  • UFC 117 Prelims: Hendricks Stays Undefeated By: Staff

    Johny Hendricks moved to 9-0 with an impressive second round TKO of Charlie Brenneman at UFC 117.

    The previously undefeated Brenneman (12-1) got to his opponent’s chin early in round one, but was unable to recover from a series of left hands dished out by Hendricks in the second stage.

    Brenneman was floored four times by left hands in just 40 seconds of round two, the final of which signaled the end as referee Josh Rosenthal saved the welterweight prospect from further punishment.

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