On January, 18, 2015, the UFC heads to the TD Garden in Boston, MA for UFC Fight Night 59 where brash Irish featherweight Conor McGregor will look to secure the next shot at Jose Aldo’s title by taking on Dennis Siver.

Since joining the UFC in April of 2013, McGregor has taken the organization by storm; going 4-0 in the Octagon with three wins by first round knockout. With incredible bravado and technical brilliance in the cage, McGregor has become one of the sport’s biggest stars.

But before UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston next week, let’s take a moment to relive the bout that brought him here. At UFC 178 in September McGregor took on then #5 ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier.

There was a lot of trash talk and bad blood leading up to this bout and there were a lot of questions about whether or not McGregor would be able to live up to the hype. All those questions went out the window when McGregor dropped Poirier early in the first round and finished him before the two minute mark.

As McGregor heads into his bout with Siver, there is a lot on the line; specifically a future title shot against Aldo. McGregor has been impressive thus far in his UFC career, but Siver is no slouch on the feet and he has been in the Octagon with some of the best the UFC lightweight and featherweight divisions have to offer.

If McGregor wins on the 18th he will have earned his shot at the UFC featherweight title.


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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.