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Siver to Fight Kawajiri on Home Soil

German fighter will face Kawajiri on June 20 at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA
London – UFC® today announced another incredible match-up set to appear on the upcoming UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA fight card in Berlin, Germany. Local athlete Dennis Siver will face off against Japan’s Tatsuya 'The Crusher' Kawajiri.

Germany's most successful UFC fighter, Siver, will meet Kawajiri in the Octagon at the o2 World, Berlin on June 20. German fans have been anticipating the return of UFC® ever since the organisation’s highly successful event in Berlin back in May 2014.

With a 22-10-1 record Siver will be looking to return to winning ways following a defeat to “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in Boston, US on January 18. Kawajiri (33-8-2) last fought and lost to Clay Guida on April 11 last year, but also recorded an impressive win against Sean Soriano on January 4, 2014.

Siver said: “I’m really looking forward to fight to my opponent Tatsuya Kawajiri . He’s a very experienced man and has fought in many big organisations. When I had my first fights he was already in Pride. I think style-wise this should be a good match for me.

“I’m happy to finally fight in Germany again. A lot of friends and supporters will come to Berlin. I will deliver a great fight for the German fans.”

Last week UFC® announced that No.2 ranked light heavyweight, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, will make his return to the Octagon® to face No.6 ranked, Glover Teixeira, in what is set to be an explosive five round main event on June 20.

Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat, meanwhile, will also feature on the fight card in Berlin. Swedish featherweight Backstrom made his UFC debut against Tom Niinimaki at last year’s UFC®FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN. He will face Lahat, fighting out of San Jose California, who holds a record of 8-1-0.

Tickets to the highly anticipated UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA will go on sale on Friday, April 24. Fans can register their interest for tickets here: www.o2world.de/UFC2015

Fans are advised to stay tuned for further bout announcements and to follow @UFC_UK on twitter for all the latest news and updates.

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