It’s been a long road for Charlie Brenneman. Fighting professionally since 2007, he has seen many highs and unfortunately just about the same amount of lows. After a successful run on the regional scene, he was brought into the UFC back in 2010. He captured victories over Jason High, Rick Story, and other notables, but was ultimately released after suffering two consecutive losses to Kyle Noke and Erik Silva.

A true warrior, he got right back on the horse and began fighting in the regional scene again. After facing the likes of Anthony Johnson and Johnny Hendricks in the UFC, he realized he was undersized for the division and dropped down to lightweight. Though he fought one fight for Valley Fight League after his release from the UFC, he went on to fight in what is arguably the best developmental promotion on the east coast, Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

While fighting under the CFFC banner he won three straight, bringing his post-UFC run to four wins and zero losses. He was also crowned the CFFC lightweight champion while fighting for the promotion. Shortly thereafter, he got the call to return to the UFC, this time as a lightweight. The lightweight division of the UFC is stacked and he was finished by all three of his opponents. On December 30, 2014 Charlie Brenneman announce via Facebook that he had once again been released: “Was released from the UFC today. Looking forward to the next chapter. Down but not out. Thanks to all my supporters!”

The Spaniard was immediately noticed early on in his UFC career for his wild hair and his upset victory over Rick Story. Since that time, his career has been a roller coaster ride, but along the way he has contributed to the sport both inside the cage and outside. A long time member of Mike Constantino’s AMA Fight Club, he has contributed to the growth of other fighters and put his body through hell to participate in the sport of MMA.

Located in Pennsylvania with training roots in NJ, he is in a location where he can contribute to the sport even if he isn’t fighting. That being said, only he knows if his days in the cage are through. With Bellator MMA now under Scott Coker’s control and WSOF having many east coast fighters, he will certainly have options if he chooses to continue on fighting.

About The Author

Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.