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Cerrone vs. Siver booked

split decision2011-08-31 05:34:21 +0000 #1
I guess best80smoverad must have stepped away from his keyboard. There's news out there that ain't being discussed here yet.

It's funny, I think of Siver, although he's shorter, as being at least a weight class bigger than Cerrone...

UFC 137: Donald Cerrone vs Dennis Siver fight booked for Oct. 29 with Sam Stout out

The unfortunate early passing of Shawn Tompkins has resulted in Sam Stout, one of his pupils, having to pull out of his scheduled bout against Dennis Siver on Oct. 29 at UFC 137 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This being the lightweight division, though, means there's always one guy to call who will no doubt accept any fight that comes his way and today is no different. Donald Cerrone has agreed to step in for Stout against Siver in "Sin City."

ESPN.com passed along word earlier today.

Cerrone last competed just over two weeks ago today, impressively knocking out Charles Oliveira in the very first round. It was the third win this year for "Cowboy," who made the jump from the now defunct WEC after a Dec. 2010 win over Chris Horodecki.

He's 3-0 inside the Octagon and on a five-fight winning streak. And with his penchant for stepping up on short notice, you can bet the Greg Jackson product is knocking on the door to a title shot.

Star-divide

Dennis Siver has unwittingly been cast into the role of "guy who earned a decision he shouldn't have" thanks to a somewhat questionable call by judges during his UFC 132 fight against Matt Wiman.

It shouldn't be held against the Russian-born German stick of dynamite, though. He's 8-1 in his last nine bouts and has improved remarkably since returning for his second stint with the world's largest fight promotion.

But can he reach the top? The journey continues against Cerrone.

UFC 137 will feature welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre putting his title -- and legacy -- on the line when he goes head on against former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. The co-main event will highlight a potential number one contender bout pitting B.J. Penn vs. Carlos Condit.

Mirko Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo have also been announced for the card, as well as the Octagon debut of Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop.

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Tallica19812011-08-31 05:38:21 +0000 #2
Cerrone hurts him and subs him in he third after winning the first 2 rounds and looking impressive.
Jeff Mondo2011-08-31 06:17:06 +0000 #3
Stout v. Siver was going to be an awesome fight.

And it's really unfortunate what circumstance changed things, but I think we may have gotten a better fight here.
greatjake2011-08-31 05:58:41 +0000 #4
i hate it when people say siver should have lost vs wiman. that was a clear 29-28 with no controversy. as for cerrone/siver should be a good fight. leaning towards cowboy
Grapehead2011-08-31 06:48:19 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Tallica1981

Cerrone hurts him and subs him in he third after winning the first 2 rounds and looking impressive.

I respectfully disagree. I think Siver will take advantage of another Cerrone slow start and make him pay early. Cerrone will probably bounce back with a good second round, but not being able to finish the tough Siver will lead to a less enthusiastic third in which Siver pulls out a close decision. I think this fight has fireworks written all over it and I'm way more excited than I was for Stout/Siver.
Tallica19812011-08-31 07:49:03 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Grapehead

I respectfully disagree. I think Siver will take advantage of another Cerrone slow start and make him pay early. Cerrone will probably bounce back with a good second round, but not being able to finish the tough Siver will lead to a less enthusiastic third in which Siver pulls out a close decision. I think this fight has fireworks written all over it and I'm way more excited than I was for Stout/Siver.

I understand a possible Siver win, but not in the fashion you describe. If it were to be even going into the third, I can't see Siver winning a third rd against cerrone. Cowboy hits his real stride around the third round, and Siver slows down.

I really do think Seaver is goin to get picked apart by cerrone who I think has a reach advantage. Cerrone has the muay Thai and grappling advantage.

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