Dennis Siver

Dennis Siver
Dennis Siver
Born Dennis D. Siver
January 13, 1979 (1979-01-13) (age 32)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other names The Menace,[1]
Nationality German
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Style Sambo, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo
Fighting out of Mannheim, Germany
Team Kiboju
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Taekwondo
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 19
By knockout 5
By submission 9
By decision 5
Losses 8
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dennis D. Siver ; born January 13, 1979) is a Russian-German mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of July 2011, Siver is ranked as the #8 lightweight fighter in the world by MMAWeekly[3]. He has two knockouts in the UFC with spinning back kicks to the body, both earning KO of the night.


Mixed martial arts career

Dennis Siver was born in Omsk, Russia to a family of Russian citizens of German descent, and moved to Germany at the age of 17. He started training in martial arts in 1994 when he began learning judo, kickboxing and taekwondo. In 1997, he became the WAKO kickboxing champion of Germany.[4]

His mixed martial arts career began 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 Championship

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 KO (punch) in the second round. This was followed up by a loss to undefeated 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 (and to date, only) knockout loss of Siver's career, which came after just 36 seconds of the first round.


Siver was released 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

Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship

This win earned Siver a second shot in UFC, in which he currently has a 7–2 record.

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 fight 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.[5]

Siver fought Ross Pearson on March 31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21.[6] Siver lost the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). However, the fight won Siver a Fight of the Night bonus.

Siver faced Spencer Fisher on June 19, 2010 at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.[7] Siver won the fight by unanimous decision despite suffering a cut from an accidental headbutt in the first round.

Siver defeated Andre Winner via first round (arm-trap) rear naked choke after dropping him with a counterpunch at UFC 122, earning Submission of the Night honors.

Siver faced George Sotiropoulos on February 27, 2011 at UFC 127.[8] Siver won the bout via unanimous decision, handing Sotiropoulos his first loss in the UFC. Siver showed excellent takedown defence throughout the fight and took Sotiropoulos apart on the feet, dropping him twice in the first round, to pull off the upset.

Siver won his fight against Matt Wiman at UFC 132 in a very close contest, with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28 in Siver's favor.[9]

Siver was expected to face Sam Stout on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[10] However, it was announced on August 29 that Stout had withdrawn from the bout[11] and was replaced by Donald Cerrone.[12]Siver lost by submission in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments


Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19-8 Donald Cerrone Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 137 02011-10-29 October 29, 2011 1 2:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19-7 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC 132 02011-07-02 July 2, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–7 George Sotiropoulos Decision (unanimous) UFC 127 02011-02-27 February 27, 2011 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia
Win 17–7 Andre Winner Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 122 02010-11-13 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 02010-06-19 June 19, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–7 Ross Pearson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi 02010-03-31 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 02009-11-14 November 14, 2009 2 2:53 Manchester, England Knockout of the Night
Win 14–6 Dale Hartt Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 99 02009-06-13 June 13, 2009 1 3:23 Cologne, Germany
Win 13–6 Nate Mohr TKO (spinning back kick and punches) UFC 93 02009-01-17 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 02008-10-25 October 25, 2008 1 4:21 Darmstadt, Germany
Loss 11–6 Melvin Guillard KO (punches) UFC 86 02008-07-05 July 5, 2008 1 0:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–5 Gray Maynard Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman 02008-01-23 January 23, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–4 Naoyuki Kotani KO (punch) UFC 75 02007-09-08 September 8, 2007 2 2:04 London, England
Loss 10–4 Jess Liaudin Submission (armbar) UFC 70 02007-04-21 April 21, 2007 1 1:21 Manchester, England
Win 10–3 Jim Wallhead Submission (armbar) CWFC: Enter The Rough House 02006-12-09 December 9, 2006 2 3:31 Nottingham, England
Win 9–3 Said Khalilov Decision (split) WFC 2: Evolution 02006-09-30 September 30, 2006 3 5:00 Koper, Slovenia
Win 8–3 Paul Jenkins Submission (heel hook) WFC: Europe vs. Brazil 02006-05-20 May 20, 2006 2 3:42 Koper, Slovenia
Loss 7–3 Daniel Weichel Submission (rear naked choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala III 02006-05-06 May 6, 2006 1 N/A Darmstadt, Germany
Loss 7–2 Arni Isaksson Submission (armbar) CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair 02006-03-05 March 5, 2006 2 4:23 Liverpool, England
Win 7–1 Adrian Degorski Submission (armbar) CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair 02006-03-05 March 5, 2006 2 1:59 Liverpool, England
Win 6–1 Jonas Ericsson TKO (punches) CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair 02006-03-05 March 5, 2006 1 0:35 Liverpool, England
Loss 5–1 Fabricio Nascimento Submission (kimura) EVT 5: Phoenix 02005-10-08 October 8, 2005 1 0:47 Sweden
Win 5–0 Maciej Luczak Submission (strikes) OC: Masters Fight Night 2 02005-03-26 March 26, 2005 2 N/A Germany
Win 4–0 Dylan van Kooten Submission (choke) BFS: Mix Fight Gala 4 02005-03-06 March 6, 2005 1 N/A Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 3–0 Kenneth Rosfort-Nees TKO (cut) EVT 4: Gladiators 02004-09-26 September 26, 2004 1 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 2–0 Mohamed Omar Decision (unanimous) Kombat Komplett 02004-08-07 August 7, 2004 3 5:00 Trier, Germany
Win 1–0 Kordian Szukala Submission (strikes) Outsider Cup 2 02004-02-28 February 28, 2004 1 0:17 Lübbecke, Germany


  1. ^ "Dennis Siver on UFC 127, Evolving His Game, and Promoting MMA in Germany". Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Siver Home Page". Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Lightweight MMA Top 10". July 06, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ Official UFC profile
  5. ^ "Exlcusive: Paul Kelly v Dennis Siver at UFC 105". Fighters Only. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ "Pearson faces Siver". Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Spencer Fisher vs Dennis Siver signed for Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Finale on June 19". Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  8. ^ "George Sotiropoulos Gets His Wish, Faces Dennis Siver at UFC 127". Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  9. ^ "UFC 132 Play-by-Play: Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman". Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  10. ^ Conlan, Brendhan (July 16, 2011). "Sam Stout scrap with Dennis Siver in the works for UFC 137". 
  11. ^ Marrocco, Steven (August 29, 2011). "Sam Stout withdraws from UFC 137". Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ Okamoto, Brett (August 29, 2011). "Donald Cerrone replaces Sam Stout". Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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