After sixteen months away from the UFC, Charlie Brennaman will make his octagon return. Bren for an injured Jason High to face Beneil Dariush, at UFC Fight Night 35. The fight which was first reported by MMAjunkie.com is not official yet but dry to be announced soon.
Brennaman last fought for the organization at UFC 152, where he got TKO’d by Kyle Noke in under one minute. “The Spaniad” rebounded from the loss by picking up four dominant wins outside the UFC, to go 4-0 in 2013. He now finds himself in a position to make a second run in the UFC.
Brennaman fills in for the injured High who ruptured his appendix earlier this week, requiring him to undergo surgery. High was riding a two fight win strike coming into the bout, after losing in his UFC debut to Erick Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 10.
High’s loss turns out be Brennaman’s gain, as he is now set to fight Dariush; who is a replacement for Adlan Amagov himself. Amagov dropped out from the fight last month, taking time away from the sport to deal with family issues.
UFC Fight Night 35 takes in Duluth, Georgia, in the Arena at Gwinnett Centre, on the 15th of this month. Former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold will headline the card against fellow top ten middleweight Francis Carmont.
The card currently features the following fights:
Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou
Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares
Beneil Dariush vs. Charlie Brennaman *
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero
Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia
Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem
Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
John Moraga vs. Dustin Ortiz
Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith
Vinc Pichel vs. Garett Whiteley
Alptekin Ozkilic vs. Louis Smolka
(* – fight not yet officially announced)