Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman
We’ll head to the lightweight division next, as Danny Castillo collides with Charlie Brenneman.
Castillo (16-6) had his two-fight win streak snapped by Edson Barboza in December. The Team Alpha Male Fighter has gone 5-3 since joining the UFC from the WEC in 2011.
Brenneman (19-6) made his return to the UFC in January after winning four straight on the regional scene. He was submitted, though, by Beneil Dariush in the first round and is 4-5 with the promotion in two stints.
Round 1: Castillo throwing some early leg kicks, which allow him to get in close, change levels and score a shot to the body. Brenneman goes for a single-leg, doesn’t get it, changes to a trip takedown and scores with it. He moves to side control and lands some big, driving knees to the rib cage. Castillo getting his guard up, but he’s eating knees to the body and Brenneman is looking for a potential choke. Castillo tries to flip him off, but Brenneman is able to get the arm with three minutes to go. Castillo remains calm and escapes, taking the back for a brief moment. Nice knees now to the thighs of Brenneman. Castillo goes for a huge takedown and Brenneman grabs the fence to deny it. Still, Castillo gets him down, but a reversal leaves them standing with two minutes to go. Left from Castillo lands. Brenneman with another takedown. Castillo gets to his feet and has him latched on to his back, but he reverses and tries to get his hooks in as the round ends. Castillo locks in a rear-naked as the bell sounds.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo
Round 2: Well, in a copycat of our first prelims, Castillo catches Brenneman with a perfectly-timed right-hand and he is out. Huge swinging right dropped him down and out. No need to follow up by Castillo.
Danny Castillo def. Charlie Brenneman via KO (strikes) at :21 of Round 2