Charlie
Brenneman
19-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 19-8-0
Summary: Great wrestling, great cardio, excellent scrambling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Spaniard
From: Hollidaysburg, PA USA
Fights Out Of: Whippany, NJ USA
Age: 34
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: Lock Haven University
Degree: Secondary Education/Spanish

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
228
57% Successful
129
Types of Successful Strikes
0
129
24%
14%
62% Ground
31
18
80
Striking Defense
47
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
57
42% Successful
24
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
28
1
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Charlie Brenneman
Nov 8, 2014
4
4
1
3
1
0
2
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Charlie Brenneman
Apr 26, 2014
16
13
0
2
0
0
1
2
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Charlie Brenneman
Jan 15, 2014
5
9
0
0
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Charlie Brenneman
Jun 8, 2012
10
3
0
1
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Charlie Brenneman
Jan 20, 2012
24
3
2
0
0
3
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Charlie Brenneman
Oct 1, 2011
16
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Charlie Brenneman
Jun 26, 2011
11
17
5
2
0
4
5
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Charlie Brenneman
Jan 22, 2011
26
10
3
0
0
0
9
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Johny Hendricks
Charlie Brenneman
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Aug 7, 2010
28
9
0
2
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Charlie Brenneman
Mar 31, 2010
33
12
6
0
0
3
2
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I make the commute to Philly to get the best training I can. I've been working nonstop with my striking coach since my last fight. I double or triple up on my days in Philly with BJJ and MMA training on top of the striking. One day a week I make the trip to Miller Bros MMA, Jim and Dan’s new gym in NJ. On top of that I'm hitting S&C twice a week with my strength coach Tim Pollock, who has been a blessing.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I had graduated college and was teaching high school Spanish. I needed to compete again, so with my collegiate wrestling base, I looked to MMA.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? NCAA DI Top Twelve Finish, Ring of Combat Tournament Champion, Valley Fight League Welterweight Champ, Season I Champion of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes"
 
Do you have any heroes? None
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is truly a dream come true. I vividly remember stating to my college friend three years ago, before I started fighting, "One day I will fight in the UFC."

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I have an undergrad degree in Secondary Ed./ Spanish from Lock Haven University, and a Master's Degree from East Stroudsburg Univ. in Mgmt. and Leadership / Sport Mgmt.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Jr. and Sr. High School Spanish Teacher

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Div. I collegiate wrestler, Top 12 Finish in 2004

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: G n P baby!

Favorite striking technique: Kicks and knees

• Training partner of the Miller Brothers in NJ

 

• Only pre-UFC loss was in 2008 via decision to UFC welterweight John Howard

 

• Six wins by TKO, four by submission (2 arm triangle, Peruvian necktie, RNC)

 

• Won season one of Spike TV reality show Pros vs Joes, competing against former pro athletes Darren Daulton, Herschel Walker, Dominique Wilkins, Brandi Chastain, and Goldberg

 

• Other former schoolteachers who have competed in the UFC in recent years are Rich Franklin, Tim Hague, Mike Ciesnolevicz, Andy Wang, James Giboo, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Jared Hamman, Tom Lawlor, Roy Nelson

 

• Origin of nickname: “My nickname comes from being a Spanish teacher prior to fighting.”

Career

Trained With

Dan Miller
Dan Miller
14-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
24-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Anthony Johnson
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