UFC lightweight competitor Nate Mohr is expected to return from injury to take on Dennis Siver at UFC 93 on Jan. 17 at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the matchup on Monday afternoon with sources close to the fight.
Siver, 12-6, is a native of Germany with a strong amateur wrestling background. He’ll be returning to the Octagon after fighting outside of the UFC last month in Darmstadt, Germany at Mix Fight Gala VII. Siver was victorious after submitting Chas Jacquier with a guillotine at 4:21 of round 1.
Prior to the win over Jacquier, Siver was coming off two consecutive losses in the UFC. His two fight losing streak began at UFC Fight Night 12 this past January when he lost a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard. The streak was extended after he was TKO’d just 36 seconds into a fight against Melvin Guillard at UFC 86 this past July.
Mohr, 8-5, has not fought since losing to Manny Gamburyan at UFC 79 last December in Las vegas. Matched up against the former TUF 5 veteran in a preliminary bout, Mohr tapped to an Achilles lock at 1:31 of round 1. Prior to the Gamburyan loss, the Team Curran product had recorded a unanimous decision victory over Luke Caudillo at UFC Fight Night 10 in June of 2007.
UFC 93 is scheduled to be headlined by a light heavyweight matchup featuring Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson. Additional matchups includes Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Mark Coleman, Denis Kang vs. Alan Belcher, Andre Gusmao vs. Antonio Mendes, and Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle.