The Nam Phan Advantage over Dennis Siver on UFC on Fox 5

Nam Phan knows that it’s going to be a hard time to knock out Dennis Siver but he likes the match-up anyway. He admits that he may have to knock the fighter down if he really wants him on the ground.

Nam Phan versus Dennis Siver is scheduled for December 8 at UFC on Fox 5. And just recently, Phan was interviewed by Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show as he discusses his training for the fight days away and of course his opinion regarding his opponent.

When he was asked about Siver, Phan mentioned: “He’s a buff guy. He looks like a freaking Ninja Turtle. All muscle, no neck.” And the topic regarding Siver’s drop to 145 pounds: “Of course every fighter wants to fight for the title, and he probably didn’t think he could do that well at 155, trying to get a title shot. He probably thought that he could get a better shot at 145, but we’ll see.”

Phan thinks that his biggest advantage over Siver is his techniques. “I think if it gets to the ground, I’ve got the bigger advantage against him technique-wise.”

Phan revealed how he plans to take Siver down: “My favorite takedown’s probably the left hook to the body. The main way is knock him down and I can capitalize on that.”

The fighter also shared some of the candid moments of his life like the Thanksgiving dinner he had with all the UFC family; he mentions having a good time and eating tuna salad from Subway which was one of the many fit foods to eat that night. Phan is like any average fighter despite his success in the Octagon; he fears walking into the cage when his name is called as well as the anticipation of wanting to fight.

Nam Phan is a 29 year old featherweight fighter from Garden Grove, California, United States. He has 18 wins and 10 losses in his career. His last fight was a win against Cole Miller in UFC on Fox 4 –Shogun versus Vera via split decision. His opponent for UFC on Fox 5, Dennis Siver is a 33 year old featherweight from Mannheim, Germany. He has 20 wins and only 8 losses in his professional career.

UFC on Fox 5 will be on December 8, 2012 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, United States.

UFC 137: Sam Stout Out, Donald Cerrone vs Dennis Siver Fight Booked

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone steps up to the plate after Sam Stout unexpectedly pulled out of his UFC 137 fight with Dennis Siver, according to ESPN. Stout pullout is still undetermined, but the unexpected passing of his longtime trainer and brother-in-law Shawn Tompkins earlier this month could have played a factor. Cerrone tweets:

@danawhite and @UFC thank you for the opportunity to step up and take this fight!! I will come in shape and give it all I got! No curs

UFC 137 takes place on Oct. 29th at the at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 93 Weigh-In Results


UFC 93 “Franklin vs Henderson” Weigh-Ins get underway around 11 am EST on January 16th, from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

UFC 93 Weigh-In Results

Dan Henderson (202) vs. Rich Franklin (203)
Mark Coleman (206) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)
Jeremy Horn (185) vs. Rousimar Palhares (184)
Alan Belcher (186) vs. Denis Kang (184)
Marcus Davis (169) vs. Chris Lytle (171)
Alexandre Barros (170) vs. Martin Kampmann (168)
Antonio Mendes (204) vs. Eric Schafer (205)
Thomasz Drwal (203) vs. Ivan Serati (204)
Tom Egan (169) vs. John Hathaway (171)
Dennis Siver (155) vs. Nate Mohr (156)

Check back here tomorrow for the latest UFC 93 Results live starting at 11 am EST.