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Dennis Siver Dropping to Featherweight

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A loss or two are apparently good motivation to drop a few pounds. UFC fighter Dennis Siver, who has competed as a lightweight for most of his 27-fight career, will apparently be moving down for his next bout. MMA Fighting has the info:

Former lightweight contender Dennis Siver is planning a move to featherweight in 2012, sources close to the fighter confirmed with No word just yet on when the 19-8 German fighter will make his debut in the 145-pound weight class.

Siver had won four fights in a row going into UFC 137, and was considered to be a contender in the division. Unfortunately for him, he was submitted in the first round of his bout with Donald Cerrone and was forced to go back to the drawing board. He joins a long list of long-time 155'ers that have decided to drop to featherweight lately, including Tyson Griffin, Cole Miller, and Bart Palaszewski.

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