News that the five-foot-seven fighter was considering a drop to 145-lbs was reported by MMAFighting.com earlier on Monday.
Former lightweight contender Dennis Siver is planning a move to featherweight in 2012, sources close to the fighter confirmed with MMAFighting.com. No word just yet on when the 19-8 German fighter will make his debut in the 145-pound weight class.
Siver’s eventual move continues a trend of UFC lightweights dropping down to featherweight following the UFC-WEC merger in 2011. Other names who have made the switch include Kenny Florian, Tyson Griffin, Ross Pearson and Bart Palaszewski.
Siver is currently 9-5 in the Octagon since joining the UFC in April 2007. He recently had a four fight win streak stopped by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this past October, losing via first round submission at the Las Vegas event. ‘The Menace’ earned four straight over fighters such as Matt Wiman, George Sotiropoulos, Andre Winner and Spencer Fisher in his latest run.