Charlie Brenneman is in a must-win situation after back-to-back losses. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Two new lightweight scraps have been added to the UFC Fight Night card in Sao Paulo on Dec. 20.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Wednesday that Charlie Brenneman will square off with Leandro Silva, while Elias Silverio will battle Rashid Magomedov. UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway” takes place at Jose Correa Arena and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway.
Brenneman, 33, has lost his last four Octagon appearances dating back to June 2012. “The Spaniard” suffered a second-round knockout loss to Danny Castillo at UFC 172 in his most recent outing. In between his two UFC stints, Brenneman won four straight fights – including three under the Cage Fury Fighting Championships banner.
Silva, meanwhile, is winless in two promotional appearances. He dropped a unanimous verdict to Ildemar Alcantara in his debut at UFC on Fuel TV 10 before being outpointed by Francisco Trinaldo on Sept. 13.
Silverio is unbeaten in 11 professional bouts, including three inside the Octagon. The 28-year-old Brazilian owns triumphs over Joao Zeferino, Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Ernest Chavez in UFC competition.
A former M-1 Global title holder, Magomedov has been successful in two UFC forays, taking unanimous decision victories over both Tony Martin and Rodrigo Damm in 2014.