32 Facts About Dennis Siver

1.

Dennis Siver is currently teaching martial arts in his hometown, Mannheim.

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2.

Dennis Siver was born in Omsk, the Soviet Union to a family of Soviet citizens of German descent.

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3.

Dennis Siver began training in sambo and judo when he was 15 years old and, at 17, moved to Germany where he continued his training with taekwondo and kickboxing.

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4.

Dennis Siver's debut was against Jess Liaudin at UFC 70 in Manchester, England where he lost via submission, just 81 seconds into the first round.

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5.

Dennis Siver was able to bounce back though at UFC 75, again in England.

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6.

Dennis Siver defeated Naoyuki Kotani via KO in the second round.

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7.

Dennis Siver's final match of his first UFC stint was a loss to Melvin Guillard at UFC 86.

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8.

Dennis Siver had his first post-UFC fight at Tempel: Mix Fight Gala VII against Chas Jacquier.

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9.

Dennis Siver faced off against Nate Mohr at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland.

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10.

Dennis Siver's second fight was against Dale Hartt at UFC 99, which was the first UFC event held in Siver's home country of Germany.

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Dennis Siver won the fight via submission three minutes into the first round.

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12.

Dennis 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.

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13.

Dennis Siver fought Ross Pearson on March 31,2010, at UFC Fight Night 21.

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14.

Dennis Siver faced Spencer Fisher on June 19,2010, at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.

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15.

Dennis Siver won the fight via unanimous decision despite suffering a cut from an accidental headbutt in the first round.

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16.

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

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17.

Dennis Siver faced George Sotiropoulos on February 27,2011, at UFC 127.

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18.

Dennis Siver won the bout via unanimous decision, handing Sotiropoulos his first loss in the UFC.

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19.

Dennis Siver showed excellent takedown defense throughout the fight and picked Sotiropoulos apart on the feet, dropping him twice in the first round.

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20.

Dennis 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.

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21.

Dennis Siver was expected to face Sam Stout on October 29,2011, at UFC 137.

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22.

Dennis Siver was briefly linked to a rematch with Ross Pearson on April 14,2012, at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs Silva.

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23.

However, Dennis Siver instead faced Diego Nunes at the event, fighting as a featherweight for the first time in 28 career bouts.

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24.

Dennis Siver was expected to face Eddie Yagin on September 1,2012, at UFC 151.

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25.

Dennis Siver was expected to face Cub Swanson on February 16,2013, at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs McDonald.

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26.

However, Dennis Siver was forced out of the bout, and was replaced by Dustin Poirier.

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27.

Dennis Siver faced Manvel Gamburyan on December 28,2013, at UFC 168.

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28.

Dennis Siver was expected to face Robert Whiteford on October 4,2014, at UFC Fight Night 53.

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29.

Dennis Siver faced Conor McGregor on January 18,2015, at UFC Fight Night 59.

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30.

Dennis Siver faced Tatsuya Kawajiri on June 20,2015, at UFC Fight Night 69.

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31.

Dennis Siver opted not to re-sign with the UFC in November 2017, instead signing with ACB.

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32.

Dennis Siver was set to make his ACB debut on 25 November 2017 at ACB 75 against Martin van Staden, but withdrew due to a shoulder injury.

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