Sep 5, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- UFC Vet to Use Half of Funds Raised to Launch Anti-Childhood Obesity Initiative

MONTREAL Fund a Fighter announced Wednesday that popular UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman is the latest fighter to join its growing MMA crowdfunding platform.

The goal of Brenneman's campaign will be to raise funds to offset training expenses for his upcoming UFC 152 bout with Kyle Noke September 22 in Toronto. Half of the money pledged by his backers will also go towards the launch of the fighter's SpaniardFit Kids program, whose aim is to promote healthy living in youth and decrease childhood obesity.

FAF founder and CEO Robbie Stein says that Brenneman is the type of fighter that will make the best of the opportunity provided by his company's service and ensure that his fans get the most out of the experience.

"Our number one goal in creating was to provide fans and fighters with a platform to connect like never before. We chose Charlie as our next FundaFighter funded fighter not only because he's a great fighter, but also because he engages his fans and gives back in several ways, including his worthwhile new SpaniardFit Kids program, Stein explained. When we heard UFC 151 was cancelled, we wanted to help a displaced fighter, and at the same time create a unique fan experience to help repair the unfortunate disconnect between the disappointed fans and the fighters who wanted to entertain them last weekend, but didn't get the opportunity to do so. We believe that this collaborative effort with The Spaniard will allow us to do just that.

We wish Charlie the best of luck with his campaign, his UFC 152 fight with Kyle Noke and SpaniardFit Kids.

Brenneman is eager to start his campaign, which he feels will further connect him with his fan base while helping him cover his training costs and grow SpaniardFit Kids with the support of his FundaFighter Backers

"I'm super excited for this opportunity to work with FundaFighter. It's a fresh, new perspective on sponsorships", Brenneman said. Not only will it directly effect my development as a fighter, it will also help spread my recent initiative, SpaniardFit Kids, which is aimed at promoting healthy living to today's youth. Let's do this!"

The target amount for the campaign, which runs for the next 60 days, is $2000. Fans who back him will receive prizes that correlate with the size of the pledge they make, ranging from a thank-you on the FAF website to Brenneman's UFC 152 walkout shirt, fight-worn shorts and a personal phone call from the fighter for his top Backer.

Brenneman joins a growing roster of FAF-sponsored athletes that includes his AMA Fight Club teammate and UFC welterweight standout Dan Miller, UFC featherweight Joey Gambino and The Ultimate Fighter 13 vet Chuck O'Neil.

Miller's campaign, which is raising funds to offset the costs of an upcoming kidney transplant for his infant son in September, more than doubled his original $3000 goal in just under two weeks, thanks in part to O'Neils donation of the $438 raised from his own campaign. Gambino's effort, which is going towards flying two of his cornermen to Brazil for his UFC 153 fight with Diego Brandao, has also eclipsed his original goal of $1500, having raised over $2300.


FundaFighter is a fundraising hub for fighters to raise capital for upcoming projects like training camps, medical procedures, instructional videos and clothing lines.

Founded by Robbie Stein, his business partner Greg Hoffman and revered Montreal-based MMA coach Firas Zahabi, FAF provides fighters with an innovative platform to raise money and connect with fans, who in turn earn the opportunity to receive unique and exciting tangible rewards as a thank-you for their support.

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