The UFC has announced that Danny Castillo will now be facing off against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172. This change became a necessity when Castillo’s original opponent, Isaac Vallie-Flagg, was picked to face off against the “Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi.

Castillo is coming off a loss, albeit in entertaining fashion, against Edson Barboza. The fight earned “Fight of the Night” honors. The Team Alpha Male product put on a great display, but could overcome Barboza’s striking prowess.

Brenneman, you may remember, fought in the UFC several years ago, only to be shown the door following back-to-back losses to Erick Silva and Kyle Noke. During his time away from the UFC, Brenneman went 4-0 during 2013 before cashing that streak in for another shot at the UFC on late notice against Beneil Dariush. Brenneman ultimately lost that bout, but, as we have seen time and again, the UFC always looks to reward fighters for helping them out on short notice. Brenneman’s “reward” will be the fight against Castillo.

UFC 172 will take place on April 26 from the Baltimore Arena in Maryland. It will feature the return of Jon Jones as he looks to defend his title against Glover Teixeira. The main card will air live on pay-per-view, with the preliminary card split between a Fox Sports 1 broadcast and a stream on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.

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Greg Byron
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Greg Byron started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after his brother introduced him to a local MMA fighter/coach when he was just 16 years old. Greg has trained for nearly a decade in both BJJ and MMA, competing in several grappling events within the UK. In addition to MMA, Greg possesses a law degree and works for a firm in northern part of England.