UFC 137 Result: What a Win Would Mean for Dennis Siver

Andrew BarrCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2011

Dennis Siver is currently riding a four-fight winning streak and he'll be looking to extend that tonight when he takes on Donald Cerrone.

Though not yet well-known to most UFC fans, Cerrone is a dangerous fighter and possibly the biggest obstacle Siver has faced so far in his career.

Siver is 7-1 in his last eight fights in the UFC and he's becoming a hard man to ignore in the lightweight division.

Cerrone and Siver are both competitors who love to stand and bang, so expect this match to be a Fight of the Night contender.

Just putting on a good show won't be enough for Siver, though—he's going to want to walk away the victor tonight.

And what would a win over Cerrone mean for Siver?

It means he would finally be a legitimate title contender.

For a couple years now, Siver has been considered a dark horse in the lightweight division and recently has been getting closer and closer to becoming a real contender for the belt.

With a win tonight, Siver would be on a five-fight winning streak and it would be undeniable that he deserves to fight someone within the division's top five.

If Siver comes out tonight and dominates, there's a good chance he'll get matched up with the loser of Clay Guida vs. Ben Henderson, Gray Maynard, or Jim Miller.

If it's a close fight or the decision is controversial, he'll likely be matched with someone a little further down the ladder. Possibly Joe Lauzon.


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