Danny Castillo Rebooked Against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172 in Baltimore
Danny Castillo will need to prepare for a different adversary at
UFC 172. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
has a new opponent for UFC
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced Wednesday that
“Last Call” will now square off against fellow lightweight Charlie
Brenneman at the April 26 event, which takes place at Baltimore
Arena. The UFC’s inaugural trip to Baltimore is headlined by a
light heavyweight title confrontation between Jon Jones and
Castillo was originally expected to face Isaac
Vallie-Flagg at the event, but Vallie-Flagg was pulled from the
contest and instead paired with former Pride Fighting Championships
A six-year pro, Castillo has won five of his last seven bouts but
saw a two-fight winning streak snapped in his most recent outing,
when he dropped a majority decision to Edson
Barboza at UFC on Fox 9. Prior to that setback, the 34-year-old
scored unanimous decision wins over Paul Sass and
Means to go undefeated in 2013.
Brenneman returned to the Octagon this past January on the heels of
four straight victories, but the former welterweight was submitted
by promotional newcomer Beneil
Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35. “The Spaniard” was bounced from
the UFC in 2012 but responded with three submissions in four fights
outside the Octagon, winning the Cage Fury Fighting Championships
lightweight belt last October.
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