Charlie Brenneman Steps In For Injured Jason High At UFC Fight Night 35

After sixteen months away from the UFC, Charlie Brennaman will make his octagon return. Bren for an injured Jason High to face Beneil Dariush, at UFC Fight Night 35. The fight which was first reported by MMAjunkie.com is not official yet but dry to be announced soon.

Brennaman last fought for the organization at UFC 152, where he got TKO’d by Kyle Noke in under one minute. “The Spaniad” rebounded from the loss by picking up four dominant wins outside the UFC, to go 4-0 in 2013. He now finds himself in a position to make a second run in the UFC.

Brennaman fills in for the injured High who ruptured his appendix earlier this week, requiring him to undergo surgery. High was riding a two fight win strike coming into the bout, after losing in his UFC debut to Erick Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 10.

High’s loss turns out be Brennaman’s gain, as he is now set to fight Dariush; who is a replacement for Adlan Amagov himself. Amagov dropped out from the fight last month, taking time away from the sport to deal with family issues.

UFC Fight Night 35 takes in Duluth, Georgia, in the Arena at Gwinnett Centre, on the 15th of this month. Former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold will headline the card against fellow top ten middleweight Francis Carmont.

The card currently features the following fights:

Main Card

Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou

Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares

Beneil Dariush vs. Charlie Brennaman *

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton

Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero

Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia

Prelims

Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem

Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

John Moraga vs. Dustin Ortiz

Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith

Vinc Pichel vs. Garett Whiteley

Alptekin Ozkilic vs. Louis Smolka

(* – fight not yet officially announced)


2 Comments

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    Brian Cox

    January 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    So, the UFC will sign (at least to one fight) Charlie Brenneman, but they wouldn't sign the undefeated,12 & 0 Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.

    Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

    DW said he didn't sign Askren because he's boring, but he signed Charlie Brenneman who is one of the most uni-dimensional and boring fighters to ever fight in the UFC. Again, that makes a lot of sense and just exposes the truth of the matter; he didn't sign Ben, because he simply doesn't like him. And that's pretty bogus.

    White gives Charlie Brenneman a fight, but not Ben Askren…lol. right; best fighters in the world at the UFC; just not all of them.

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      mmauk

      January 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

      @Brian
      Unfortunately for Askren his "situation" didn't tick enough boxes for someone with Dana's personality, it ticked all the wrong ones. Dana's has a dislike "boring" wrestlers, he is a millionaire, childish, has mean streak towards his "competition" and a HUGE ego. It takes certain things to eclipse all, Lomabrd and Alvarez are exciting fighters which = Money and Bjorn Rebny didn't want to loose either of them = the right boxes to stroke Dana's ego real nicely. He also Dana didn't want to take a fighter than Rebny seemed "ok" about losing. The biggest looser is Askren in all this, if he had fought for another organization all these years he'd probably be in the UFC right now.

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