Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mark Hominick (left) fights Eddie Yagin in a featherweight bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Dennis Siver will stay in the featherweight division after making a successful transition to at UFC: Sweden in a match against Diego Nunes. His new opponent is Eddie Yagin, according to a source close to the organization to MMAnytt. Both Siver and Yagin have verbally confirmed the match and will meet at UFC 151 in Las Vegas on September 1.
As the report mentions, Siver decided to cut down to 145 lbs. after he saw a four-fight winning streak snapped by the much larger Donald Cerrone. The decision indeed paid off with a decision victory over Diego Nunes in April. Yagin, the former Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion, surprised many with an upset decision win over former title contender, Mark Hominick in April, which earned him both his first UFC win, and a fight-of-the-night bonus.
Dennis Siver (20-8)
W Diego Nunes (unam. decision) - UFC on Fuel TV 2
L Donald Cerrone (submission) - UFC 137
W Matt Wiman (unam. decision) - UFC 132
Eddie "The Filipino Phenom" Yagin (16-5-1)
W Mark Hominick (split decision) - UFC 145
L Junior Assuncao (unam. decision) - UFC 135
W Joe Soto (submission) - TPF 10
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