Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, speaker and mentor.

Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic honors. After teaching Spanish for 3 years and securing a victory on Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes," Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a Master's Degree and began his professional fighting career; "The Spaniard" was born.

In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world. "The Spaniard" has fought at the highest level of the sport in three countries around the world. He currently lives in PA with his wife and daughter.

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.

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 Johnny Hendricks and #1 ranked light heavyweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.

"The Spaniard" is currently training for his next opportunity inside the cage.


"The Spaniard" has transitioned his experiences as a professional fighter into a professional speaker and mentor.

While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie explores concepts such as success and failure, which serve as keystones in his messages. "The Spaniard" speaks directly to each audience, providing examples that are both relevant and practical. After spending time with Charlie, his audience will walk away with actionable steps to aid in their journeys of self-actualization.
"The Spaniard" has a strong desire to positively influence kids and teens, especially young wrestlers. Through one-on-one mentoring and small group settings, Charlie is able to pass on, first-hand, some of his most important guiding principles that helped him achieve his goal of fighting in the UFC. Fill out the form below for booking.

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