UFC Releases Welterweight Charlie Brenneman
"I'm gone but not forgotten. I'll be back soon," tweeted Brenneman on Tuesday. "Thanks UFC, Dana White for the opportunities, and especially to my loyal fans. See you all soon!"
Brenneman first made his UFC debut in 2010, scoring a unanimous decision over Jason High. In his sophomore appearance, "The Spaniard" suffered a technical knockout at the hands of welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, however, would bounce back with consecutive wins over Amilcar Alves and Rick Story.
The win over Story grabbed the attention of fans, as Brenneman had literally accepted the fight with the then-top-ranked welterweight with 24-hours notice.
The momentum would be halted the following fall when Brenneman suffered a vicious technical knockout from an Anthony Johnson head kick. A win over Daniel Roberts at UFC on FX 1 would seemingly get the 31-year-old back to his winning ways.
In his last pair of outings, however, Brenneman would come up short. A submission defeat to fast-rising welterweight Erick Silva last June would be followed by a 45-second TKO stoppage to Kyle Noke at last month's UFC 152.