Dennis Siver got a new foe on Monday. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
With less than one week to go until UFC Fight Night “Nelson vs. Story,” undercard featherweight Dennis Siver has received yet another new opponent.
UFC officials Monday announced that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation rejected a proposed matchup between longtime Octagon veteran Siver and French newcomer Taylor Lapilus, who was set to replace Robert Whiteford on two weeks’ notice.
“The Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation ruled that Lapilus, fighting out of Paris, France, was not a suitable opponent for Siver,” read a statement issued by the UFC.
Instead, Siver will square off against unbeaten Charles Rosa on Saturday at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.
Massachusetts native Rosa, 28, sports a perfect 9-0 record as a professional and fights out of American Top Team. He last competed Aug. 8 under the banner of Rhode Island-based promotion Classic Entertainment and Sports, submitting Jake Constant via first-round armbar.