Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
In 2007, “The Spaniard” left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.schools1 What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. “The Spaniard” has fought at every level of the industry, including an 11-fight UFC career.
After upsetting #6 ranked Rick Story in 2011, Charlie skyrocketed into the world rankings and went head-to-head with the best fighters in the world, such as UFC Champion Johny Hendricks and #1 ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
“The Spaniard” has transitioned his experiences as a professional fighter into professional speaking and mentoring. While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie provides a very real, authentic look at what it takes to succeed in life. Within the exterior of a professional fighter lies insight and perspective that comes after a lifetime full of successes and setbacks. Charlie’s desire and ability to overcome obstacles is relentless.