UFC Fight Night 69 takes place on June 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Tatsuya Kawajiri returns to action against German representative Dennis Siver.
Sources close to the bout confirmed to ASIA MMA that it had been agreed to.
Since his last fight in April of 2014, Kawajiri has been on hiatus from the cage due to eye surgery he underwent in August. He has made a full recovery and is completely ready to resume his career. This will be Kawajiri’s third UFC appearance since the massive Japanese MMA scene warhorse was finally signed at the beginning of 2014. He choked out Sean Soriano in the UFC’s Singapore debut, then went three rounds with UFC 12th ranked Clay Guida in what garnered Fight of the Night honors.
Kawajiri lost against the inaugural Strikeforce Lightweight Champion by Unanimous Decision, and the meeting taught him a great deal. Now he’ll be putting those points into action against UFC 13th ranked Dennis Siver, who’s most recently known for being Conor McGregor’s stepping stone to Jose Aldo, but as an 8-year veteran of the UFC, he will be no easy task for Kawajiri’s assault on the rankings.
Siver himself has a Fight of the Night for his win over Charles Rosa just before McGregor. These two opponents match up well. Kawajiri likes to muscle his opponents down and beat on them, while Siver also shot, he likes to stand and bang. Siver will have the hometown advantage in Germany.
Number 2 Alexander Gustafsson versus number 6 Glover Teixeira will headline the event.