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Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman to meet at October show on Versus

In a strange twist of fate it appears welterweights Anthony Johnson and Charlie Brenneman will throw down this fall after playing roles in the six degrees of separation leading to Brenneman’s upset win over Rick Story last month at UFC Live 4. Johnson was originally scheduled to face Nate Marquardt at the event before withdrawing due to injury, opening the door for Story to slide in, while “The Spaniard” served as Marquardt’s last minute replacement when he was pulled from the card due to an abnormally high testosterone level stemming from hormone replacement therapy.

The world’s foremost MMA promotion announced the UFC Live 6 bout over the weekend though little else is known about the event in terms of date/location other than it taking place in October.

Johnson is coming off a solid showing against Dan Hardy at UFN 24 this past March where he outpointed the Brit after more than a year on the sidelines due to weight and injury-related issues. The decision marked the first time “Rumble” had gone the distance in the Octagon with five strike-based victories prior to the performance.

The 14-2 Brenneman has emerged with his hands raised nine out of the last ten times he’s competed including back-to-back wins in his last two fights. In addition to Story he’s also found success in the UFC against Amilcar Alves and Jason High.

Brenneman vs. Johnson is the second match-up the organization has revealed for the event with the other being a long awaited rematch between lightweights Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig.


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