Change isn't always a bad thing.
In the case of rising UFC star Dennis Siver (19-8), it could be a great thing.
"This will be my first fight as a featherweight," Siver told Bleacher Report. "I have to get used to my new weight and I'm excited to see how I perform at 145."
Siver makes the transition to the featherweight division after winning four of his last five with his only loss coming to Donald Cerrone at UFC 137.
"The Menace" Siver is now slated to take on the experienced Diego Nunes (17-2) in a main card showdown when the UFC travels to Stockholm, Sweden on April 14th.
In order to be declared victorious in his 145-pound debut, Siver will need to forget about the past and focus on what lies ahead.
"You know, I'm coming off a tough loss. He (Cerrone) was the better man that night. He hurt me and finished me," said Siver. "Of course it was hard to swallow and I was really disappointed."
"But you come back stronger after a loss. So there is even more motivation to win this next fight," said Siver.
Despite never having fought at 145 pounds before, Siver has the advantage heading in.
In fact, this won't be the first time Siver has fought in the country of Sweden nor will it be a change in atmosphere.
Instead, Siver will travel just less than a day to arrive in Stockholm with no jet-lag.
The only challenge Siver will face is Nunes himself when the two square off in less than a week.
"I think Joe Silva did a great job in this fight. Diego and myself match up great but I think I'm physically stronger than him. My spinning back kick is also much more powerful," said Siver.
"I'm not scared of Diego or any of my opponents. The only thing I can say is let the best man win. He has a great heart and he loves to fight and bang," said Siver. "But I will do my best to beat him to satisfy my fans, my sponsors, and the UFC."
There's no telling how long these two will last inside the Octagon as they've combined for 25 finishes over the course of their careers.
However, if Siver's predictions are accurate, fans won't get to witness a third and final round of action.
"I predict that I will finish him with a 2nd round TKO."
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