Charlie Brenneman knows what it’s like to be talked about as the next contender in the UFC. Now, Brenneman will try to halt the run of Erick Silva when the two collide at UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall tonight.
Brenneman (15-3) rebounded from a loss to Anthony Johnson to stop Daniel Roberts earlier this year. He is 4-2 since entering the UFC in 2010, with his lone losses coming to Johnson and Johny Hendricks via TKO.
Silva (13-2), meanwhile, was the stopped from earning his second UFC victory when the referee called illegal strikes to the head against him in a fight with Carlo Prater at UFC 142. Silva was dominating the fight, and many have assumed the UFC will use the same approach as Jon Jones in regards to the decision.
“He hasn’t really proven that much in the UFC, however, if you hear the talk, it sounds like he’s the next Anderson Silva,” said Brenneman, of his opponent, during a recent appearance on MMAWeekly Radio. “So I’d like to put a halt to that freight train.”
Brenneman feels like defeating Silva is, “like having cake and eating it too,” because he has plenty of name recognition. Brenneman owns five career knockout victories.
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