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Dennis Siver

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  • Given Name: Dennis D. Siver
  • MMA Record: 23-11-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1979.01.13
  • Last Fight: June 25, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team KiBoJu
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $716,000 USD
  • Born: Omsk, Russia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Mannheim, Germany
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Dennis Siver MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Martin van Staden ACB 75 2017.11.25
Reason: Dennis Siver suffered a shoulder injury
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us BJ Penn
22-11-0 16-11-2

Us UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.06.25
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 ($39K Base, $39K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Cancelled Bout BJ Penn UFC 199 2016.06.04
Reason: Siver Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Tatsuya Kawajiri
22-10-0 33-8-2

De UFC Fight Night 69: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.06.20
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Papa Roach - Last Resort
Loss | KO/TKO
1:54 Round 2 of 5, 6:54 Total

Ie Conor McGregor
22-9-0 16-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.01.18
Odds: +850 (Huge Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $39,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#40 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 59 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Charles Rosa
21-9-0 9-0-0

Se UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kristian Hacklou | Walkout Music: Papa Roach - Last Resort
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 53 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Taylor Lapilus UFC UFN 53 2014.10.04
Reason: Lapilus Denied License
Cancelled Bout Robert Whiteford UFC UFN 53 2014.10.04
Reason: Whiteford Injury
No Contest | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Am Manny Gamburyan
21-9-0 13-7-0

Us UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $66,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Papa Roach - Last Resort
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:24 Round 3 of 3, 12:24 Total

Us Cub Swanson
21-8-0 19-5-0

Us UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.07.06
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $83,000 ($33K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#25 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC 162 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Cub Swanson UFC on FUEL TV 7 2013.02.16
Reason: Siver Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nam Phan
20-8-0 18-10-0

Us UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.12.08
Odds: -305 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $62,000 ($31K Base, $31K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Anthony Hamlett
Cancelled Bout Eddie Yagin UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Yagin Head Injury
Cancelled Bout Eddie Yagin UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Diego Nunes
19-8-0 17-2-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 2: Silva vs. Gustafsson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.04.14
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Donald Cerrone
19-7-0 16-3-0

Us UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.29
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $27,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#34 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC 137 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Sam Stout UFC 137 2011.10.29
Reason: Stout Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Wiman
18-7-0 13-5-0

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au George Sotiropoulos
17-7-0 14-2-0

Au UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.02.26
Odds: +315 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 156.6 lbs (71.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | Submission | Choke
3:37 Round 1 of 3

Gb Andre Winner
16-7-0 12-4-1

De UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.11.13
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 122 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Spencer Fisher
15-7-0 23-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.06.19
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Ross Pearson
15-6-0 10-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.31
Odds: +196 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#45 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC Fight Night 21 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:53 Round 2 of 3, 7:53 Total

Gb Paul Kelly
14-6-0 10-1-0

Gb UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.14
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Papa Roach - Last Resort
#42 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 105 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Dale Hartt
13-6-0 6-1-0

De UFC 99: The Comeback
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.13
Odds: -178 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: Papa Roach - Last Resort
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:27 Round 3 of 3, 13:27 Total

Us Nate Mohr
12-6-0 8-5-0

Ie UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.01.17
Odds: -161 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 93 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Chas Jacquier

De Tempel Fightschool

2008.10.25
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:36 Round 1 of 3

Us Melvin Guillard
11-5-0 22-7-2

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: +178 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $7,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 86 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Gray Maynard
11-4-0 3-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.01.23
Odds: +301 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $47,000 ($7K Base, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
UFC Fight Night 12 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:04 Round 2 of 3, 7:04 Total

Jp Naoyuki Kotani
10-4-0 17-6-5

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:21 Round 1 of 3

Fr Jess Liaudin
10-3-0 12-8-0

Gb UFC 70: Nations Collide
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.04.21
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 167.0 lbs (75.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Jim Wallhead

Gb Cage Warriors

2006.12.09
Win | Decision | Split

Ru Said Khalilov

Si World Freefight Challenge

2006.09.30
Win | Submission | Leglock

Wa Paul Jenkins

Si World Freefight Challenge

2006.05.20
Loss | Submission | Choke

De Daniel Weichel

De Tempel Fightschool

2006.05.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dk Jonas Ericsson

Gb Cage Warriors

2006.03.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Pl Adrian Degorski

Gb Cage Warriors

2006.03.05
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Is Arni Isaksson

Gb Cage Warriors

2006.03.05
Loss | Submission | Shoulder

Br Fabricio Nascimento

Se Sweden Regional

2005.10.08
Win | Submission | Strikes

Pl Maciej Łuczak

De Outsider Cup

2005.03.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Dylan van Kooten

De Germany Regional

2005.03.06
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Dk Kenneth Rosfort-Nees

Se Sweden Regional

2004.09.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous

De Mohamed Omar

De Kombat Komplett

2004.08.07
Win | Submission | Strikes

Kordian Szukala

De Outsider Cup

2004.02.28

Dennis Siver Wiki Update Wiki

Dennis Siver is a Russian-German featherweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and he trains out of Mannheim, Germany. He has previously fought for Cage Warriors FC. He has notable wins over Jim Wallhead, Paul Kelly, Spencer Fisher, Andre Winner, George Sotiropoulos, Matt Wiman, Diego Nunes and Nam Phan. He has previously won the UFC "Submission of the Night" one time, "Knockout of the Night" two times, and "Fight of the Night" three times. Of his twenty two wins, fourteen have been finishes including nine submissions.


Although Siver actually holds more submission victories than knockout victories, he prefers to stand and trade strikes with his opponents. He has won Knockout of the Night honors in two UFC fights, stunning his opponents with spinning back kicks before polishing them off with punches. Siver’s spinning back kicks are among the best in the business.


Siver began training in martial arts when he was fifteen years old. He started with sambo, judo, kickboxing and tae kwon do. His family moved to Germany when he was seventeen and within two years, he was the German WAKO amateur kickboxing champion. He began his professional MMA career in 2004. He would achieve a 5-1 record in his first two year fighting in various promotions around Europe. He would find success with Cage Warriors FC when he entered a one night, eight man tournament in 2006. He would finish his first two opponents before falling to an armbar in the tournament final. He would go 3-1 in his next four fights, including a submission win over Bellator veteran, Jim Wallhead.


After fighting in Europe for the first three years of his professional career, Siver was invited to join the UFC in 2007. He would make his debut against Jess Liaudin at UFC 70, but would be submitted by armbar in just eighty one seconds. He would bounce back when he dropped to lightweight and was able to knockout Naoyuki Kotani in the second round of their UFC 75 fight. Unfortunately, he would lose back to back fights to Gray Maynard by decision, which earned "Fight of the Night" honors, and Melvin Guillard by TKO and he was released from the promotion. After his release, he would take another fight in Germany and was able to pick up a submission victory.


Dennis was given another shot in the UFC when he was brought back for UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. He would finish his opponent by spinning back kick and picked up the "Knockout of the Night" bonus. He would next square off with Dale Hartt at UFC 99 when the UFC made it's first appearance in Germany. He would submit his opponent in just three minutes. Siver would again pick up "Knockout of the Night" when he defeated Paul Kelly at UFC 105, but would suffer defeat again, this time at the hands of Ross Pearson in early 2010 in a fight that earned "Fight of the Night". Siver would bounce back with a decision win over Spencer Fisher and a first round submission over Andre Winner which earned him the "Submission of the Night" award. He would continue his winning streak by handing George Sotiropoulos his first defeat in the octagon and a close and controversial decision over Matt Wiman at UFC 132. He was set to take on Sam Stout at UFC 137, but when his opponent pulled out due to injury, he was replaced by Donald Cerrone. He would lose the fight by submission in the first round which snapped a nineteen month winning streak and moved his overall UFC record to 8-5


In 2012, Dennis would move down to featherweight to become more competitive. He would make his 145 pound debut against Diego Nunes at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Stockholm, Sweden. Despite being a slight underdog going into the fight, he was able to pick up a unanimous decision win. He was next set to fight Eddie Yagin at UFC 151, but when the event was cancelled, their fight was moved to UFC on Fox 5. Yagin would end up pulling out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Nam Phan who he defeated by unanimous decision. He was slated to fight Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV 7, but Siver had to withdraw from the fight due to injury. He would end up fighting Swanson five months later at UFC 162, but would lose by TKO with less than three minutes left in the fight. He took on Manny Gamburyan at UFC 168. The fight turned into a back and forth dog fight with Siver coming out with the unanimous decision victory.


Last updated 04.01.2014, 3:39 PM ET
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