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.)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira Moved to UFC 202, Cowboy Cerrone vs. Rick Story Added to Fight Card

  • 27 days ago
  • 31 views

The UFC announced on Monday that the light heavyweight bout between contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira, originally scheduled for July 23, will now be the UFC 202 co-main event. read news >>

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 200

  • 15 days ago
  • 22 views

T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao first met on October 9, 2013, when the Brazilian scored a split-decision victory in a closely contested battle. Fast forward less than three years to UFC 200, and read news >>

UFC Fight Night 95 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 11 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC Fight Night 95 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines on October 15. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 96 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 6 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC Fight Night 96 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines on October 15. read news >>

UFC returns to Manila in October, continuing Fight Night tradition

  • 9 hours ago
  • 3 views

Last year may have marked the first time the UFC Octagon touched down in the Philippines, but the island nation has a rich and robust history with martial arts and combat sports. read news >>