Report: Dennis Siver Vs. Diego Nunes Booked For UFC On Fuel 2 In Sweden

Dennis Siver lands on George Sotiropoulos - Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It looks like Dennis Siver will make his featherweight debut in Sweden after all. Although initial reports pointed to a rematch with Ross Pearson, it appears that the UFC either scrapped that plan or never booked the fight in the first place, and now Siver will instead face Diego Nunes on the Fuel-televised card in Stockholm on April 14th. MMANytt.se reported the booking:

World ranked Diego Nunes will welcome Dennis Siver to the UFC's Featherweight division in a showdown between great strikers on April 14th in Stockholm, Sweden,", a source close to the organization told MMAnytt.se

Siver decided to drop down to 145 lbs. after getting outmuscled in a one-sided submission loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 137. Although already stocky at lightweight and having competed at welterweight earlier in his career, a test weight cut was apparently successful for the kickboxing specialist and he'll get his chance to find success at a new weight class, not far from his native Germany when he fights in Stockholm in April.

Nunes, a member of the famed Nova Uniao team, seemed to be on a fast track to a title shot last year, but a close decision loss to Kenny Florian derailed those hopes temporarily and "The Gun" must now work his way back up the ladder. There's an interesting dichotomy in Nunes's career, given that his first 11 fights (all on the Brazilian regional scene) all ended in first or second round stoppages (6 by submission, 5 by (T)KO)), but as soon as he took a step up in competition and started fighting in the U.S. for the WEC, and now the UFC, all eight of his fights have gone to a decision. Certainly, the tougher competition in larger American promotions makes finishing fights more difficult, but despite winning fights, Nunes has still struggled to demonstrate the KO power and slick submissions he showcased earlier in his career

Dennis Siver (19-8)
L Donald Cerrone (submission) - UFC 137
W Matt Wiman (unam. decision) - UFC 132
W George Sotiropoulos (unam. decision) - UFC 127
Diego "The Gun" Nunes (17-2)
W Manny Gamburyan (unam. decision) - UFC 141
L Kenny Florian (unam. decision) - UFC 131
W Mike Brown (split decision) - UFC 125

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