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Dennis Siver Beats BJ Penn Via Majority Decision

Dennis Siver Beats BJ Penn Via Majority Decision

BJ Penn did not fight in the third round; he survived it. Siver chased him around the perimeter of the cage, throwing punches and kicks at Penn, who not only looked exhausted, but whose lead leg was bruised and obviously made it hard to walk.

Penn though actually delivered the only knock-down of the fight after connecting on an uppercut in the second round. But Siver proved to be too much.

By the end, the UFC Hall of Famer, his mobility limited, seemed content to stay at a distance.

The judges ultimately scored the fight 28-28, 29-28 and 29-27 giving Siver the majority decision win.

"Actually, it was good for me", Siver said through an interpreter after the FS1-televised main-card scrap at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. "He is a legend in the sport. And, of course, it feels great to win against BJ, who is a hero in the sport".

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Penn (16-12-2) has already said he doesn't care about his legacy, but he's now lost five fights in a row - he's only excited the octagon victorious twice in his last nine fights - his UFC record of 12-11-2 is nearly.500 and he's 0-3 as a featherweight.

In return, Siver was very active with his striking attack, although he was struggling with his range to land anything with real power but the German fighter was definitely more active through the first five minutes.

Penn's loss may not have been as brutal as Emelianenko's, or indeed his own loss to Yair Rodriguez earlier in the year, but it still saddened many in the MMA community to see the former two-weight titlist lose to a man that he would have undoubtedly finished in his prime.

Penn stood over Siver, but had to fend off the German's armbar attempt, eventually dropping to the canvas in side control.

Lightning never struck again. "The tine was enough to recover".


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