by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A lightweight bout has been added to the undercard of the UFC’s upcoming show in Germany as Dale Hartt returns to action to face Dennis Siver, as confirmed on to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by sources close to the fight.
Dale Hartt will step back into the Octagon for the first time since being involved in one of the most unfortunate accidents in MMA history during his bout with Corey Hill at the UFC Fight for the Troops show in December.
As Hartt checked a leg kick, Corey Hill suffered a gruesome broken leg that left the former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor down on the mat, writhing in pain from the horrific injury.
After dealing with some minor injuries of his own, Hartt steps into the proverbial lion’s den to face a home country fighter as Siver marks one of the first German fighters named for the promotion’s debut in the country.
Dennis Siver, who currently holds a 2-3 record in the UFC, looks to keep his win streak alive after back to back victories, the most recent of which came by way of knockout over Nate Mohr at UFC 93 in Ireland.
Fighting out of Mannheim, Germany, Siver will likely have a raucous crowd behind him as he faces Hartt on a bout that is expected to land on the untelevised portion of the U.S. pay-per-view.
The show in Germany has been confirmed as a pay-per-view by UFC president Dana White and will feature a catch weight main event between former middleweight champion, Rich Franklin, and longtime Pride champion, Wanderlei Silva.