AMA Fight Club‘s Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is the most recent addition to the UFC‘s welterweight roster, as FiveOuncesofPain.com recently learned from his camp of his signing to the promotion.
“Charlie is one of the hardest working fighters here at AMA Fight Club and has a ton of raw talent and athleticism,” said AMA trainer Mike Constantino in a press release issued to FiveOuncesofPain.com. “He continues to improve each and every day & I am looking forward to introducing his skills to the world.”
For any of those familiar with the popular television series “Pros vs. Joes“, Charlie Brenneman probably looks extremely familiar to you. The reason being is that Brenneman, along with his brother, were the very first champion’s of the show that pits normal everyday guys up against professional athletes. In Charlie and his brothers case, they had to go up against the likes of wrestling’s Goldberg, basketball’s Dominique Wilkins, among others.
A former wrestler from Lock Haven University where he studied to become a teacher, Brenneman quickly found that something was missing after a year of working a job in his studied field. He missed the competition he would receive in testing himself against another man during his days wrestling, and it was at this point that Brenneman decided on to pursue a path in the fight business.
Nicknamed “The Spaniard” due to his focus during the time spent in college and the time he currently spends as a substitute teacher, Brenneman ultimately decided to scratch that competitive itch by participating in a single amateur fight. The plan was to fight once and call it quits, however, things didn’t exactly work out like that for the assistant wrestling coach from East Stroudsburg University.
After his first taste of battle in that first amateur bout, Brenneman was self admittedly hooked to the sport.
It wasn’t long before Charlie found himself training alongside UFC fighters such as the Miller brothers; Dan and Jim, Frankie Edgar and others at the AMA Fight Club in Whippany, New Jersey. The gym, which is headed up by Michael Constantino, has been fundamental in the development of this highly touted prospect with an outstanding professional fighting record of 9-1.
Known for his vicious ground and pound, strong submission game and dangerous stand-up arsenal, Brenneman is equipped with all of the necessary tools to obtain success in the sport.