Brenneman Replaces Riddle, Faces Grant at UFC Live 4
By: Mike Whitman May 6, 2011
Brenneman will square off with T.J. Grant
(Pictured; file photo) in a welterweight bout at UFC Live 4, the
promotion announced Friday.
Brenneman steps in as a replacement for Matt Riddle,
who was forced to withdraw from the contest for undisclosed
reasons. UFC Live 4 goes down June 26 from the Consol Energy Center
in Pittsburgh. The show will air live on cable network Versus and
will be headlined by Nate
Marquardt’s welterweight debut, as the Grudge Training Center
representative locks horns with heavy-handed Anthony
Johnson. The event marks the UFC’s first trip to the Steel
A native Pennsylvanian, Brenneman will receive a homecoming of
sorts when he takes on Grant. The AMA Fight Club fighter is a
three-time UFC veteran, beginning his Octagon career last year with
a unanimous decision victory over Jason High.
The 30-year-old was then knocked out by fellow wrestler Johny
Hendricks four months later at UFC 117, but he rebounded from
only the second loss of his career by outpointing Brazilian
Alves at UFC Fight Night 23 in January.
Grant, 27, has found mixed results in his six-fight UFC career,
posting a record of 3-3 since joining the promotion in 2009. He
debuted in the Octagon against Ryo Chonan at
UFC 97, earning a split decision over the former Pride Fighting
Championships talent. Grant went on to best Julio
Paulino and Kevin Burns
while falling to Dong Hyun
Kim and Hendricks, respectively. Most recently, the Nova
Scotia-based welterweight dropped a unanimous decision to Ricardo
Almeida at UFC 124 in December.