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UFC 172 Update: Brenneman Steps In To Meet Castillo

UFC 172 Update: Brenneman Steps In To Meet Castillo

A day after losing his UFC 172 opponent, Danny Castillo now knows who he will be fighting in April.

Officials have placed Charlie Brenneman in the lightweight bout, set for April 26 from Baltimore. In the main event, Jon Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira.

Brenneman (19-6) returned to the UFC this past January, falling to Beneil Dariush. Prior to that, he had won four straight after being released from the promotion.

Castillo (18-6) was expected to meet Isaac Vallie-Flagg, but Takanori Gomi was inserted into that contest. The Team Alpha Male fighter is 5-2 in his last seven overall, including a loss to Edson Barboza.

Below is a list of the fight planned for that night:

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Glover Teixeira

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

Middleweight: Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott

Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. Yancy Medeiros

Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Max Holloway

Female Bantamweight: Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green

Lightweight: Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi

Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman

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Fight Cards

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Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

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Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

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Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

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Broadcast: Spike