He seems to think he can (via Tapology):
"His ground game is so high level, so only a few guys can compete with him on the ground and not get submitted. My ground game is underrated, and this is good. My opponent will be surprised when the ‘kickboxer' can choke him out. I don't see this fight going over the judges scorecards. My game plan is to fight him in stand up; this is where I feel dominant against a ground specialist, but of course if we end up on the mats, we will fight there as well. It would be such on honor to get the title shot and my biggest dream would come true."
Dennis Siver, a kickboxer with an unrivaled spinning back kick, believes he can defeat George Sotiropoulos on Feb. 27 at UFC 127 in Australia -- even if the fight is mostly contested on the ground. Of course, that's not the plan for "The Menace" but seeing as "Sots" is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who's gameplan is as obvious as the sky is blue, it's entirely possible the mat is where the fight is headed. Are we in for a shocking conclusion when these two top contenders square off in Sydney? Both fighters have been steadily climbing the ladder in the stacked 155-pound division. So who comes away one step closer to a lightweight title shot? Sound off, Maniacs.