UFC on Fuel TV 2 Results: What We Learned from Diego Nunes vs. Dennis Siver

Andrew BarrCorrespondent IApril 14, 2012

Pictured: Dennis Siver. Photo courtesy of MMAnuts.com
Pictured: Dennis Siver. Photo courtesy of MMAnuts.com

Dennis Siver has successfully made the transition to 145 lbs, defeating Diego Nunes by unanimous decision in his featherweight debut.

It was a closely contested, three-round striking war, but Siver seemed to land a few more shots and was constantly moving forward.

Siver had a solid showing tonight and may have found a new home at featherweight.


What we'll remember about this fight:

All of it.

There were few moments that stuck out specifically, but the whole bout was pretty exciting.

It took both men a little bit to get going, but once they found their range they were exchanging regularly, and it was fun to watch.

Nobody is ever disappointed to see a fight on the feet. It was a good old-fashioned slug-fest. 


What we learned about Diego Nunes:

That he can't tell when he's probably losing a fight.

Nunes is a great fighter, but in the third round of that fight, it seemed pretty clear that Siver was winning, and Nunes showed no signs of desperation. At the end of the fight it was Siver pushing the pace.

I would have liked to see Nunes let go more at the end.

Also, we learned he has terrible luck against fighters debuting at featherweight, who came from lightweight.


What we learned about Dennis Siver:

He's comfortable at featherweight.

This was Siver's first time cutting down to 145 lbs, and there was no telling how that might effect his cardio.

But he looked good. Siver set a good pace for himself and did not look gassed at the end of three rounds.


What's next for Diego Nunes:

The loser of Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirer.


What's next for Dennis Siver:

Erik Koch or maybe a rematch with Ross Pearson.


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