“The SMMAF has previously approved the match-up between Dennis Siver and Robert Whiteford for an event in Stockholm on Oct. 4 to be hosted by the American promoter UFC. Since then Mr. Siver’s opponent has withdrawn due to injury. On Sept. 24, the SMMAF received a formal request for a change of match for Mr. Siver and the request has not yet been processed. Reports in the media saying that the match is already approved is incorrect.”
The 28-year-old Rosa steps in on short notice riding the momentum of nine straight wins to begin his career. The American Top Team product has stopped all nine of his fights, including six via submission. He was last in action in August, scoring a first-round armbar finish of Jake Constant at CES MMA 25.
Siver, meanwhile, will compete for the first time in 2014. The Russian-German fighter was suspended for nine months following his win over Manny Gamburyan at UFC 168 due to a failed drug test. Siver tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
UFC Fight Night 53 takes place Saturday, Oct. 4 from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The entire fight card will stream live on the UFC’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. The Siver-Rose match-up will take place on the preliminary card portion of the event.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.