Not content with merely adding fights to their roster this weekend, the UFC has added an entire event to its lineup. Welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Anthony Johnson have signed to duke it out on October 1st. Joining them on the card will be the very necessary rematch between Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig.
Brenneman was the only real winner of the sordid Marquardt TRT saga last month. “The Spaniard” snuck onto the UFC Live 4 card the day before the event, when Marquardt was pulled from his match with Rick Story due to unacceptably elevated testosterone levels. Brenneman had been toiling away on the undercard prior to scoring the upset victory over Story. Anthony Johnson was originally slated to take on Marquardt in that bout, but he was sidelined by rotator cuff injury. After a long injury lay-off, Rumble returned to action last March with a win over Dan Hardy.
Also on the card, Mac Danzig will get a chance to avenge his controversial loss to Matt Wiman back at UFC 115. Less than two minutes in the bout, Wiman sunk in a guillotine and notified referee Yves Lavigne that Danzig was unconcious. Lavigne saw no signs of life from Danzig and stopped the bout, a call which was immediately challenged when Danzig sprang to his feet clearly no worse for wear. Since then, Danzig has KO’d Joe Stevenson and Wiman has picked up a win over Cole Miller and a loss to Dennis Siver.
It’s looking like the action will be brought to you free of charge. Though it hasn’t been officially announced, thoughts are that the event, “UFC on Versus 6″, will take place on October 1st and mark the promotion’s first event in Washington, DC.