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Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Dennis Siver defeats Paul Kelly via KO/TKO at 2:53 of Round 2

Mmaweekly large Dennis Siver
Mmaweekly large Paul "Tellys" Kelly

Round 2

14-6-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-1-0
Climbed to 15-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-2
+275 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -400 (Heavy Favorite)
De Germany   Nationality   Gb United Kingdom
Mannheim, Germany   Fighting out of   Liverpool, England
30 years, 10 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   25 years, 2 months, 2 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
5'7" (171cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   N/A
Papa Roach - Last Resort   Walkout Music   Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Team KiBoJu   Gym   Wolfslair Academy
UFC 105
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
  • Date: Saturday 11.14.2009
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: Manchester Evening News Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: No Broadcast
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Kelly Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Siver Total Disclosed Pay: $40,000
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Kelly vs. Siver Wiki Update Wiki

Neither Dennis Siver nor Paul Kelly has ever fought for a world championship, but between them, they have competed with a bevy of men who have. When the pair of dense, well-muscled European strikers met on the Preliminary card of UFC 105, something had to give.

Known as two of the most durable fighters in the lightweight division, striking standouts Siver and Kelly put on a show-stealer when they locked horns in England. While Kelly was known for his technical kickboxing ability, he was severely outclassed on the feet by the shorter and stockier Siver.

Throughout the match, Siver peppered Kelly with a ceaseless barrage of punches and kicks to the head and body. Finally, Siver put an exclamation point on an already-dominant striking display by finishing his British opponent with a picture perfect spinning back kick to the midsection. The blow, which seemed to collide with Kelly’s floating rib, caused the notoriously tough lightweight to crumple to the canvas in submission.

In a sport where clean head punch knockouts are a dime a dozen, Siver is one of the only fighters to consistently go to the body with some of his hardest shots. Although it wasn’t the first time, this was probably the most potent example of the power packed in Siver’s patented liver kicks and side kicks. Body shots delivered by the German dynamo can easily stop a fight, as was the case here.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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