Following back-to-back losses, welterweight Charlie
Brenneman has been released by the UFC.
Brenneman alluded to the development Tuesday morning on Twitter,
and Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a source close to the
fighter shortly thereafter.
“I’m gone but not forgotten. I’ll be back soon!” Brenneman wrote.
“Thanks [to the] UFC and Dana White for the opportunities, and
[thanks] especially to all my loyal fans! See you all soon!”
Known for his wrestling ability, Brenneman was defeated in three of
his last four bouts. Though “The Spaniard” kicked off 2012 with a
unanimous decision victory over fellow grappler Daniel
Roberts, the native Pennsylvanian was finished in each of his
last two appearances, submitting to an Erick Silva
rear-naked choke on June 8 before falling via technical knockout to
former middleweight Kyle Noke 10
days ago at UFC
Prior to the skid, Brenneman had put together a successful resume,
winning three of his first four fights in the UFC and losing just
twice in his first 16 pro outings. Brenneman capped that favorable
stretch with a short-notice, upset victory over Rick Story
last summer at UFC Live 4.