UFC on Versus 4 Results: Charlie Brenneman Plays Spoiler, Derails Rick Story

June 26, 2011
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Charlie Brenneman

Rick Story wasted no time in stepping up to a challenge when the UFC came calling.  Story jumped at the opportunity to face Nate Marquardt in the main event of UFC on Versus 4.  A winner of six fights in a row that included notable victories over Dustin Hazelett, Johny Hendricks, and Thiago Alves, Story was poised to move one step closer to title contention. A win over a quality opponent like Nate Marquardt could have been his springboard.

Unfortunately, Marquardt was not medically cleared to fight for his welterweight debut.  Charlie Brenneman was secured as a last-second replacement.  Originally scheduled to fight on the same card, Brenneman’s opponent TJ Grant pulled out due to illness.  “The Spaniard” easily obliged at the opportunity to face Story in a featured bout.

Little did Story know that Brenneman was fully prepared to play the role of spoiler.

The two fighters engaged in grappling oriented action early on with both fighters looking for and reversing takedowns. Brenneman was able to trip Story down halfway in the first and controlled him for the remainder of the round.

Brenneman took Story down early in the second, but Story eventually scrambled back to his feet after a couple of submission attempts.  Surprisingly, Brenneman was able to take Story down again with a single-leg shortly after.  Finishing out the round strong with top control, the hometown fighter clearly had two rounds in his favor and was on the verge of pulling off a big upset.

With a sense of urgency, Story came out aggressive in the third, but was put on his back again with another single-leg takedown.  Story transitioned into a Kimura attempt and was working his positioning when the referee made a questionable decision to stand the fighters up.  Another scramble saw Story in full mount, but Brenneman was able to survive and reverse positioning to finish out the round in what was a technical grappling match.

After three rounds, the judges declared Charlie Brenneman the winner.  The fans cheered for their local fighter who took a tough fight on short notice.

“I knew that from day one.  We have big names here like Koscheck and Hendricks, I put it together the best inside the Octagon,” commented Brenneman when asked if his wrestling was the key factor to his victory.

Charlie Brenneman seized an opportunity and earned the biggest win of his career.  “The Spaniard” put himself on the map in the flourishing welterweight division.  For Rick Story, the loss took away a lot of his momentum.

  • armendo420

    so if nate would have got a title shot if he beat story, does that mean this shumck gets one now??

    • smalloryaa

      your calling a professional fighter a schmuck…i know charlie personally and i train with him he is anything but…i dont know who you are but i know you are a fuckin schumck…he comes out and delivers a great performance and you call him a schmuck…your not a true fan of mma and your just fucking ignorant…he would whoop your ass cause your probably some clown who hits a heavy bag and watches all the fights so for some reason you feeel you have a right to make dumb comments about a sport that you dont compete in…when we see you in the octagon then maybe your words could actually have some validity and credibility to them…othewise your just a typical smakcer like alot of the rest of population who “trains or watches mma”…and by calling brennamin a schmuck your insulting rick story more because stor just lost to brennamin…thank you for showing us all how fucking ignorant you are

  • armendo420

    thats nice if u no him im not readin ur hole message!!!!!!!!!! he is a shmuck and i feel sorry for ya for knowin him lol SHMUCK!!!!

    • armendo420

      smalloryaa is a punk bitch who thinks he is kool!! cuz he personally knows a shmuck a shitty as fighter who got a shot!! and won a few fights lolol u and charlie can suck my balls ur both punk bitches fuckin goofs

  • smalloryaa

    have you fought in a fight yet…are you anybody that anyone who is really into mma knows…no your a faggot who talks tough from a computer screen cause you know you wouldnt actually have to back up your words…but if you want if you got the balls we could meet up somewhere and set up a fight and i promise you…you will not be running your fuckin mouth anymore…charlie brennamin would beat your ass…i will beat your ass so if charlie is a schmuck and im a punk bitch then what does that make you…a pussy who talks shit from a computer screen that doesnt know anything about real competition and real toughness…just let me know i will leave my adress if you want to come prove how tough you really are not