Before the UFC Fight Night 35 card hit FOX Sports 1, the UFC Fight Pass got a duo of fights including the return of ‘The Spaniard’ Charlie Brenneman (19-5) as he took on promotional newcomer Baneil Dariush (6-0). Brenneman has been on a tear, winning four straight outside the Octagon including three submission finishes.
Also on the preliminary card was another lightweight bout between Vinc Pichel (7-1) and Garett Whiteley (7-1).
These results will be posted live. The UFC Fight Night 35 online preliminary card begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Charlie Brenneman vs. Baneil Dariush
Round 1: Brenneman immediately looked more comfortable at lightweight along with an added fluidity to his strikes. Dariush landed a huge right hand on Brenneman which dropped him. The fight looked over but Brenneman was still conscious. Dariush jumped to the back of Brenneman and trapped one of Brenneman’s hands. He then slipped in a rear-naked choke, forcing Brenneman to tap.
Official Result: Baneil Dariush defeats Charlie Brenneman via Submission (rear-naked choke) 1:45.
Vinc Pichel vs. Garett Whitely
Round 1: Pichel found his range early on as he landed on Whiteley who couldn’t find Pichel on the counter. Pichel shot in and got several takedowns early on. Pichel smothered Whiteley on the ground. Pichel shot for a knee bar but Whiteley escaped. During the escape, Whiteley sunk in a d’arce choke and sought to finish but couldn’t hold it in. Pichel ended the round with a big slam on Whiteley.
Round 2: Pichel started the second round rocking Whiteley less than a minute in. Whiteley’s mouthpiece was dislodged and he was taken down immediately after. Pichel worked around Whiteley and was able to take the back momentarily. Whiteley escaped and stood back up only to receive punishment on the way up before landing in the clinch. Pichel landed yet another takedown and controlled Whiteley on the mat. Pichel ended another round in control as he worked from Whiteley’s back.
Round 3: The final round started how the last one began, with Pichel in control on the ground. Whiteley tried to maneuver away from Pichel on the ground but the base of Pichel never moved off center. Whiteley seemed to be making his way back up until he was threatened with a d’arce to put Whiteley on his back again. Whiteley escaped yet another d’arce choke to stand back up. Whiteley attacked the arm of Pichel but couldn’t sink anything in. Pichel scored one more takedown, this one a slam, while screaming to end the round.
Official Result: Vinc Pichel defeats Garrett Whiteley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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