- Dennis Siver
Dennis Siver Born Dennis D. Siver
January 13, 1979
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other names The Menace, 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 Website http://www.dennis-siver.com. 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. 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.
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.
Siver fought Ross Pearson on March 31, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21. 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 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. 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 was expected to face Sam Stout on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137. However, it was announced on August 29 that Stout had withdrawn from the bout and was replaced by Donald Cerrone.Siver lost by submission in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Knockout of the Night Honors (Two times)
- Submission of the Night (One time)
- Fight of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
Professional record breakdown 27 matches 19 wins 8 losses By knockout 5 1 By submission 9 5 By decision 5 2 Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes 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 KO (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 Win 11–4 Naoyuki Kotani KO (punch) UFC 75 September 8, 2007 2 2:04 London, England 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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- ^ Official UFC profile
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