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After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB

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Dennis Siver is no longer a UFC fighter.
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Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end.

After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB.

The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.

Silver (23-11, 1 NC) exits the UFC on a winning note, having defeated UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn via majority decision in a featherweight contest this past summer at UFC Fight Night 112.

The move to ACB marks the beginning of a new chapter for the longtime UFC veteran, who first made his Octagon debut as a welterweight all the way back in April 2007. Over his near 11 years in the promotion, Siver competed primarily in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, finding most of his success at 155 pounds.

Known for his ferocious spinning back kick, Siver had his best UFC run from late 2008 until 2012, when he strung together a sterling 10-2 record that inched him close to title contention. During that time, Siver notched notable victories over Diego Nunes, Spencer Fisher, Paul Kelly, and George Sotiropoulos, among others.

But aside from the Penn result, Siver has largely struggled of late, winning just two of his last six contests and testing positive for the banned substance hCG in 2013. Siver also memorably suffered a second-round knockout loss to Conor McGregor in 2015 prior to the Irishman’s rise as the top draw in the sport.

In total, Siver leaves the UFC holding a 12-8 promotional record with 1 no-contest. His opponent for his ACB debut has yet to be finalized.