UFC Vet Charlie Brenneman Looks to Continue His Undefeated Lightweight Run Intact at CFFC


Brenneman-Charlie-UFC117-1So far, 2013 has been a year of redemption for former UFC welterweight Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman.

Following his release from the promotion last year, Brenneman has put together a three-fight winning streak, mostly due to a decision on his part to make sure he’s more evenly matched physically with his opposition.

“I made the decision to move down to 155 pounds,” said Brenneman. “I wanted to fight often and win decisively.

“Fighting guys at 155 is much, much better than fighting guys at 170, because he guys at 170, especially in the UFC, their frames and muscle mass was so much more than I had. With guys at 155, I’d be hard pressed to find one functionally stronger than I am.”

Brenneman says the cut in weight was made easier by not having to make drastic changes in his diet.

“Basically, when I made the decision to drop down, it was just basic life changes like cutting out extra carbs, extra soda and extra sugar,” he said. “I really amped up my cardio, just straight running, and within a couple of months I was able to completely transform my body.”

Brenneman (18-5) will be looking to raise his winning streak to four Saturday night at the CFFC event in the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., against Bellator veteran Ronnie Rogers (15-11).

“Stature-wise, Ronnie’s a short, stocky guy, so that’s something that will give me a reach advantage, so keeping the correct distance will be very important,” said Brenneman. “He’s probably going to want to stay off his back, so I have to make sure when I do close the distance, I do so intelligently and effectively.

“My game plan generally with my fights is that I want to push the pace, pressure him, break him and I want to finish him.”

Following his bout with Rogers, Brenneman told MMAWeekly.com that he intends to take time off for personal matters before returning by year’s end.

“My wife and I are expecting our first child in late September, so I’m going to take time off to get our new house and baby situated, and then I’ll get back into training as soon as I can and at least take one more fight by the end of the year.”

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

David Michaud will drop from welterweight to 155 pounds to meet Garett Whiteley at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC lightweight Piotr Hallmann isn't sure when it happened or how it happened, but he knows it did. That 'it' doesn't refer to the ingestion of some sort of performance-enhancing drugs, but rather, t read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC has a new lightweight bout for its November return to Australia as Al Iaquinta is set to meet Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 55.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

A lightweight matchup between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta will serve as the co-main event for the UFC’s Nov. 8 trip to Australia. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Undefeated Gunnar Nelson looks to make the leap into the Top 10 of the welterweight division when he meets Rick “The Horror” Story in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53 this Saturday. Nelson (13-0- read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

A fellow veteran lightweight has stepped in to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

"The People's Warrior" spoke to MMAmania.com about re-signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after being released from the promotion over six years ago, as well as his upcoming match up ag read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

In a finals match-up between UFC veterans, Roan Carneiro handily defeated an exhausted Brock Larson to emerge victorious from Battlegrounds MMA's throwback one-night, eight-man tournament on Friday a read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

STOCKHOLM – Ernest Chavez’s drops from lightweight to featherweight did little to help him with the strong fists of Zubaira Tukhugov.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>