UFC 172’s Danny Castillo Says He’s Better Than Charlie Brenneman “in Every Aspect of MMA”
By FCF Staff
It’s no secret that much of Danny Castillo’s success to date has been due to his wrestling game, and although he’ll fight another accomplished grappler at UFC 172, the lightweight’s as confident as ever.
Castillo was originally set to fight rugged vet Isaac Vallie-Flagg at the April 26th show, but the latter was moved into a bout with Takanori Gomi. As a result, Castillo will take on another former collegiate wrestler in Charlie Brenneman.
In a recent interview with UFC.com, here is some of what the Team Alpha Male fighter had to say about the opponent change.
“I was looking to stand up with Vallie-Flagg and I’m looking to stand with Brenneman. The only difference is that he’s a better wrestler than Ike so I have to watch out for that, but I think I’m better than him in every aspect of MMA,” Castillo said. “I’m happy with the fight. I’m happy just to have a job, man. It’s a rough sport and if you’re not performing, you’re gonna have to find another job and I don’t wanna do that. I’m happy with the UFC. I fought with them since Zuffa had the WEC. That’s nearly my whole career.”
Castillo (16-6) is coming off a decision loss to Edson Barboza in December, after earning UD wins over Paul Sass and Tim Means.
Brenneman (19-6) returned to the UFC in January and was tapped out by Beneil Dariush. The loss ended the veteran’s four fight win streak.
UFC 172 will be hosted by the Baltimore Arena and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Glover Teixeira.