Sherdog.com is reporting that welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Amilcar Alves will likely be squaring off this January 22nd on an as-yet-unannounced UFC event that could be part of the “Fight for the Troops” series of events. Melvin Guillard, a UFC lightweight also rumored for the show, recently tweeted that the bout would take place at Fort Hood and holding events at military bases has so far been the protocol for such events.
Pros vs. Joes winner Charlie Brenneman only holds two losses on his professional MMA record, out of fourteen total fights. Known as “The Spaniard,” Brenneman made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi this past March where he defeated Jason High via unanimous decision. His return performance would not go as well, however, as he succumbed to a second round TKO to fellow rising welterweight Johny Hendricks. Brenneman trains out of AMA Fight Club and holds five TKOs, five decisions, and two submissions on his record.
Amilcar Alves is a teammate to featherweight dynamo Jose Aldo, as the two are both members of the Nova Uniao fight team in Brazil under Andre Pederneiras. The judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt entered into the UFC on the strength of an 11-1 record. The Brazilian welterweight made his debut at UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 against Mike Pierce and was defeated in the third round via straight arm bar.
The two welterweight will join Melvin Guillard and Yves Edwards on the card; the exact location of which has yet to be officially released.