MMAFighting has learned that Russian-born German Dennis Siver’s next battle will almost certainly take place in the featherweight class.
The 19-8 battler will be following in the footsteps of several former ’55ers who’ve jumped ship – like Kenny Florian and Ross Pearson, to name a couple – looking to get back in the title hunt after reaching a stalemate in the lightweight division.
After going 1-3 in his first UFC stint, the hard-nosed striker picked up a win on the small circuit and put together a much more impressive run the second time around. Following a decision loss to Ross Pearson, Siver rattled off dominant wins over Spencer Fisher, Andre Winner, George Sotiropoulos and Matt Wiman, to get people talking of possible title contention for the 32-year-old.
His next and most recent run in, against Donald Cerrone, would see all that momentum halted, as the then-surging Cowboy put a beating on Siver, choking him out in the first round of their battle.
No word yet on when or against whom Siver will be making his featherweight debut, but at 5’7″ and with muscle to spare, the featherweight division should be a good fit for him.