Charlie Brenneman

UFC fight announcements have come in hot and heavy this week, and matchmaker Joe Silva doesn’t appear to be taking the weekend off.

Charlie Brenneman and the UFC teased a welterweight match-up pitting Brenneman against Anthony Johnson on their Twitter accounts on Saturday.

MMAWeekly.com verified the bout with independent sources that confirmed the two would square off at an unannounced event on Oct. 1, though the location remains a mystery. It is believed that the event will likely serve as a UFC Fight Night event on Spike TV, but details of the event itself have been scarce up to this point.

Brenneman (14-2) is coming off the biggest win of his career. He stepped in for Nate Marquardt when the former middleweight contender did not receive medical clearance from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission to fight at UFC on Versus 4 in Pittsburgh. Brenneman not only filled in, but won a unanimous decision over then-Top 10 welterweight Rick Story.

Johnson (9-3) enters the bout off the biggest win of his career, as well. Following more than a year of the Octagon and recovery from a knee injury, Johnson scored a decision win over former UFC welterweight contender Dan Hardy at UFC Fight Night 24.

Johnson was originally slated to face Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4, but had to withdraw in order to allow a slight shoulder injury to heal.

The winner of the fight can only beef up his stock in a loaded division topped off by current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

(Damon Martin contributed to this report.)

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