Thursday, February 8, 2007

Dennis Siver signs three-fight-deal with UFC

By Tim Leidecker

Twenty-eight-year-old kickboxer Dennis Siver has signed a three-fight contract with the UFC, making him the first German fighter ever to step into the Octagon (Kimo was in fact born on a U.S. military base in Munich but is about as German as hot dogs and baseball).

The most prominent member of the Outsider Club Fight Team has been watched carefully by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva ever since he made the finals of the CWFC welterweight tournament last spring and has earned his shot with victories against British duo Paul Jenkins and Jim Wallhead as well as Russian fighter Said Khalilov.

Even though his professional record is not perfect anymore, Siver (at 10-3-0) always brings a good, hard fight and has a style that pleases the crowd. The WFC veteran is expected to make his UFC debut at UFC 70 in Manchester against Pancrase London fighter Jess Liaudin.

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