Dennis D. Siver (born January 13, 1979) born in Omsk, to a family of Russian citizens of German descent, is a mixed martial arts fighter. Siver currently competes in the UFC's Featherweight division after spending most of his career at Lightweight and Welterweight. Siver holds notable wins over Spencer Fisher, George Sotiropoulos, Diego Nunes and Manvel Gamburyan.
Mixed Martial Arts CareerEdit
Siver started his career in small local shows in Germany and England, amongst other European countries. He fought most frequently for Cage Warriors in England, compiling a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, most notably, one win coming against Jim Wallhead.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
After his win against Jim Wallhead at CWFC - Enter The Rough House, Siver was signed by UFC. His debut was against Jess Liaudin at UFC 70 in Manchester, England where he lost via submission (armbar), just 81 seconds into the first round.
Siver was able to bounce back though at UFC 75, again in England. He defeated Naoyuki Kotani via knockout (punch) in the second round. This was followed up by a loss to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 12, via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 and 30-27).
Siver's final match of his first UFC stint was a loss to Melvin Guillard at UFC 86. This fight marked the first knockout loss of Siver's career, which came after just 36 seconds of the first round.
Siver was released soon by the UFC soon after, having compiled a 1-3 record and had his first post-UFC fight at Tempel: Mix Fight Gala VII against Chas Jacquier. Siver won the fight via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:21 of the first round. This win earned Siver's return ticket.
Return to Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
His return fight was against Nate Mohr at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. In the third round, Siver was able to TKO his opponent via a spinning back kick and punches. This TKO victory was also awarded the Knockout of the Night award.
His second opponent was against Dale Hartt at UFC 99, which was the first UFC event held in Siver's home country of Germany. Siver won the fight via submission (rear naked choke) after 3 minutes of the first round.
Siver then fought Paul Kelly at UFC 105 in Manchester, England and in the same fashion as his victory over Mohr, was able to TKO his opponent via spinning back kick and punches. Once again, the TKO earned Siver the Knockout of the Night.
Siver then won a unanimous decision over Spencer Fisher at The Ultimate Fighter 14 finale on June 19, 2010. Followed up with a first round submission win over Andre Winner on November 13, 2010, at UFC 122.
The following July, Siver fought and defeated Matt Wiman at UFC 132 by unanimous decision in a close contest. Siver stated at the post-fight press conference that while the decision was close, that he wouldn't go back and score the fight any differently.
Siver was scheduled to fight Sam Stout on October 29, 2011, at UFC 137. But it was announced on August 29 that Stout had withdrew from the bout. Stout was replaced with Donald Cerrone. Siver was rocked early with a head kick which ultimately lead to a rear-naked choke loss.
Siver was set to fight Ross Pearson in a rematch at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva on April 14, 2012. However, Siver instead fought and won a unanimous decision over Diego Nunes at the same event, in his Featherweight debut.
Siver was expected to face Eddie Yagin on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151. However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Siver/Yagin was rescheduled for December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5. It was then announced that Yagin had been forced out of the bout due to a sparring injury that landed him in the hospital with swelling around his brain, and was replaced by Nam Phan. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Siver lost by third round TKO in his next fight against Cub Swanson in a bout that earned Fight of the Night on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162. The following December, he followed up with a decision win over Manvel Gamburyan at UFC 168.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|5||0 wins||0 losses|
|Win||22–9||Manvel Gamburyan||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 168||December 28, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||21–9||Cub Swanson||TKO (punches)||UFC 162||July 6, 2013||3||2:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||21–8||Nam Phan||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz||December 8, 2012||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Win||20–8||Diego Nunes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva||April 14, 2012||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden||Featherweight Debut|
|Loss||19–8||Donald Cerrone||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 137||October 29, 2011||1||2:22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||19–7||Matt Wiman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 132||July 2, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–7||George Sotiropoulos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 127||February 27, 2011||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||17–7||Andre Winner||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 122||November 13, 2010||1||3:37||Oberhausen, Germany||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||16–7||Spencer Fisher||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale||June 19, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||15–7||Ross Pearson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi||March 31, 2010||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||15–6||Paul Kelly||TKO (spinning back kick and punches)||UFC 105||November 14, 2009||2||2:53||Manchester, England||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||14–6||Dale Hartt||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 99||June 13, 2009||1||3:23||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||13–6||Nate Mohr||TKO (spinning back kick and punches)||UFC 93||January 17, 2009||3||3:27||Dublin, Ireland||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||12–6||Chas Jacquier||Submission (guillotine choke)||TFS: Mix Fight Gala VII||October 25, 2008||1||4:21||Darmstadt, Germany|
|Loss||11–6||Melvin Guillard||TKO (punches)||UFC 86||July 5, 2008||1||0:36||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–5||Gray Maynard||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman||January 23, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||11–4||Naoyuki Kotani||KO (punch)||UFC 75||September 8, 2007||2||2:04||London, England||Lightweight debut|
|Loss||10–4||Jess Liaudin||Submission (armbar)||UFC 70||April 21, 2007||1||1:21||Manchester, England|
|Win||10–3||Jim Wallhead||Submission (armbar)||CWFC: Enter The Rough House||December 9, 2006||2||3:31||Nottingham, England|
|Win||9–3||Said Khalilov||Decision (split)||WFC 2: Evolution||September 30, 2006||3||5:00||Koper, Slovenia|
|Win||8–3||Paul Jenkins||Submission (heel hook)||WFC: Europe vs. Brazil||May 20, 2006||2||3:42||Koper, Slovenia|
|Loss||7–3||Daniel Weichel||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFS: Mix Fight Gala III||May 6, 2006||1||N/A||Darmstadt, Germany|
|Loss||7–2||Arni Isaksson||Submission (armbar)||CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair||March 5, 2006||2||4:23||Liverpool, England|
|Win||7–1||Adrian Degorski||Submission (armbar)||CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair||March 5, 2006||2||1:59||Liverpool, England|
|Win||6–1||Jonas Ericsson||TKO (punches)||CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair||March 5, 2006||1||0:35||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||5–1||Fabricio Nascimento||Submission (kimura)||EVT 5: Phoenix||October 8, 2005||1||0:47||Sweden|
|Win||5–0||Maciej Luczak||Submission (strikes)||OC: Masters Fight Night 2||March 26, 2005||2||N/A||Germany|
|Win||4–0||Dylan van Kooten||Submission (choke)||BFS: Mix Fight Gala 4||March 6, 2005||1||N/A||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Win||3–0||Kenneth Rosfort-Nees||TKO (cut)||EVT 4: Gladiators||September 26, 2004||1||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||2–0||Mohamed Omar||Decision (unanimous)||Kombat Komplett||August 7, 2004||3||5:00||Trier, Germany|
|Win||1–0||Kordian Szukala||Submission (strikes)||Outsider Cup 2||February 28, 2004||1||0:17||Lübbecke, Germany|
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- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-75-Champion-Vs-Champion-PlaybyPlay-8918
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- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-99-PlaybyPlay-17941
- ↑ Exlcusive: Paul Kelly v Dennis Siver at UFC 105. Fighters Only. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
- ↑ http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/03/31/ufc-fight-night-21-results-florian-vs-gomi-nelson-vs-struve
- ↑ http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/06/19/ultimate-fighter-11-finale-results-mcgee-vs-mccray-hamill-vs
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- ↑ UFC 132 Play-by-Play: Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman. MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-03.
- ↑ http://mmajunkie.com/2011/07/dennis-siver-vs-sam-stout-in-the-works-for-ufc-137-st-pierre-vs-diaz/
- ↑ http://www.heavy.com/mma/ufc/2011/08/sam-stout-pulls-out-of-ufc-137/
- ↑ http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/08/29/sam-stout-out-of-ufc-137-bout-with-dennis-siver/
- ↑ http://mmajunkie.com/2011/10/ufc-137-main-card-results-diaz-retires-penn-nelson-retires-cro-cop/
- ↑ http://mmajunkie.com/2012/01/ross-pearson-vs-dennis-siver-ii-not-happening-at-ufc-on-fuel-tv-2/
- ↑ http://mmajunkie.com/2012/04/ufc-on-fuel-tv-2-results-diego-nunes-vs-dennis-siver/
- ↑ Rimmer, Joe (June 5, 2012). Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin – UFC 151. thefightlounge.co.uk.
- ↑ Alexander, Mookie (August 30, 2012). Dennis Siver Vs. Eddie Yagin Moved To UFC On FOX 5. bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved on August 30, 2012.
- ↑ Ian Bain (2012-11-14). Nam Phan replaces Eddie Yagin – fights Dennis Siver at UFC on FOX 5. mmaopinion.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-11-14.
- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-162-Results-Silva-vs-Weidman-PlaybyPlay-Updates-53685
- ↑ http://fansided.com/2013/12/28/ufc-168-prelims-results-dennis-siver-john-howard-win-ud/