Originally written October 28, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Preliminary bouts: Dennis Siver (19-7) vs. Donald Cerrone (16-3) Lightweights Siver and Cerrone collide in a marquee matchup that could determine a future challenger for the 155-pound championship. Siver, 32, a Russian-born fighter of German descent, is on a four-fight winning tear. Nicknamed "The Menace," Siver recently earned decisions over George Sotiropoulos and Matt Wiman to position himself as a threat at 155 pounds. A well-rounded fighter who specializes in kickboxing, Siver could be in for a war if he trades fists with "The Cowboy" for three rounds. Cerrone, 28, a product of Greg Jackson's school in New Mexico, is coming off a "Knockout of the Night" performance in his win over Brazilian prospect Charles Oliveira in August. Riding a five-fight winning streak of his own, Cerrone is eager to avenge his two losses against Ben Henderson in hopes of eventually challenging for UFC gold. A talented muay thai specialist with crafty submissio...
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