With the unfortunate brain injury to Eddie Yagin leaving Dennis Siver without an opponent at the UFC’s fifth Fox offering on December 8 in Seattle’s KeyArena, Nam Phan has stepped in to meet the German featherweight on short notice.
Phan (18-10) most recently defeated Cole Miller at UFC on Fox 4 in August. The Californian is 2-2 in the UFC since the start of 2011, avenging a debut loss to Leonard Garcia and taking a win over the aforementioned ATT fighter, the TUF veteran also suffered losses at the hands of former champion Mike Brown and hot prospect Jimi Hettes.
Siver (20-8) will be making his second 145 lb. appearance after taking a decision against Diego Nunes in April. The German striker made his way to featherweight after a loss to Donald Cerrone snapped a four-fight win-streak.