UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver; Results & Highlights

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(Getty; Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) vs. Dennis Siver (22-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

Round 1 – Conor looks super calm and starts picking apart Siver immediately. Kicks and punches to the face and right in with the taunting. Siver’s left eye starts to bleed and swell. Conor continues to lay on the strikes and Joe Rogan claims that Siver “is getting eaten alive”. One of the more dominant rounds in a UFC fight in a while. Conor might have gotten a 10-8 for a few judges for that round.

Round 2 – Conor comes out and absolutely dominates Siver. Siver falls and Conor gets full mount. Conor pounds down strikes and Herb Dean calls the fight. After the fight, Conor jumps into the crowd and gets in Champion Jose Aldo’s face. The crowd absolutely erupts and Conor dons his Irish flag. Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo is the next fight for the Featherweight Championship.

Conor McGregor def. Dennis Siver via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:54

Norman Parke (20-2-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) vs. Gleison Tibau (32-10 MMA, 15-8 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Round 1 – Gleison and “Stormin'” Norman have some good exchanges early. Gleison lands some hard punches and keeps the pace. Not too many highlights but Gleison takes the round.

Round 2 – Exchanges continue and Gleison gets a takedown about halfway into the round. They get back up and Gleison lands another takedown. Parke goes for a takedown and is stuffed. Gleison wins due to control and takedowns.

Round 3 – Gleison lands some heavy punches and causes Norman to bleed. Norman goes for multiple takedowns but is denied. The fight ends and both fighters raise their hands.

Gleison Tibau def. Norman Parke via Split Dec. (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Uriah Hall (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Ron Stallings (12-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Division: Middleweight

Round 1 – Hall comes right out of the gate with a flying knee that doesn’t land. Hall dances around quite a bit and lands some good kicks. Hall lands a huge straight that drops Stallings but he survives. Herb Dean then calls on the doctor to check out the cut on Stalling’s face and the doctor calls the fight.

Uriah Hall def. Ron Stallings via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 1, 3:37

Donald Cerrone (25-6 MMA, 13-3 UFC) vs. Benson Henderson (21-4 MMA 9-2 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Round 1 – Both strikers standing right across from each other. Benson lands some good punches. Cerrone answers with some good kicks to the body, but partially blocked. Cerrone seems cautious and waiting to choose his spots. Benson lands multiple side kicks to Cerrone’s thigh to keep distance. Benson keeps control going into Round 2.

Round 2 – Henderson comes out with continuing the side kicks. Cerrone lands some great leg kicks and halfway through the round lands a takedown. Both fighters raise back up quickly and Benson lands a flying knee. Cerrone lands some body kicks. Cerrone might have stole the round.

Round 3 – Bensons lands some great kicks to Cerrone’s head and slightly rocks him. Benson also gets in a good flying knee but gets taken down on a kick. Cerrone lands some good strikes late and Benson doesn’t stay that active. Both fighters embrace as the horn sounds.

Donald Cerrone def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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