Dennis Siver clashes with Manny Gamburyan on Dec. 28. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The UFC 168 bill continues to develop, as promotion officials recently announced that Dennis Siver will do battle with Manny Gamburyan at the Dec. 28 event.
The MGM Grand Garden arena will host the pay-per-view offering, which is topped by an anticipated middleweight title rematch between reigning champion Chris Weidman and former longtime divisional king Anderson Silva. The show will also see Ronda Rousey defend her women’s bantamweight belt against Miesha Tate, while Josh Barnett locks horns with Travis Browne in a pivotal heavyweight pairing.
Siver, 34, saw a two-fight winning streak snapped on July 6, when Cub Swanson handed the Russian-born German his first loss at 145 pounds in a third-round technical knockout. Prior to that setback, Siver had won six of his last seven fights, scoring unanimous decision wins over Diego Nunes and Nam Phan after dropping to featherweight last year.
Gamburyan, 32, earned a controversial unanimous decision win over Cole Miller in his most recent outing, which marked his return to the Octagon after a year on the sideline. Following a failed WEC title bid against Jose Aldo, “The Anvil” suffered back-to-back defeats to begin his UFC career before halting the skid by outpointing Michihiro Omigawa last year.