Dennis Siver Will Fight at UFC on Fuel TV 2, but not Ross Pearson

Although original speculation that Dennis Siver would square off with Ross Pearson at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Sweden on April 14 turned out to be inaccurate, it appears that the Russian-born fighter will be on the fight card.

Siver (19-8) will match up with Diego Nunes in Stockholm, according to a report by Swedish website

The bout will mark Siver’s first at featherweight. He made the decision to drop down following a loss to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a lightweight bout.

A winner in four consecutive fights prior to the Cerrone bout, Siver was always regarded as one of the stronger fighters at lightweight. He will be a rather sizeable opponent in the featherweight class.

Fighting under the Zuffa banner for several years, dating back to the WEC days, Nunes (17-2) has bounced in and out of title contention at 145 pounds. He was derailed by Kenny Florian at UFC 131, but bounced back against Manny Gamburyan at UFC 141. A win over Siver would likely make him one of the top contenders to Jose Aldo’s UFC championship.

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