On Sunday, January 18, 2015, the UFC heads to the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver.

Since joining the UFC, Conor McGregor has taken the organization by storm with his brash yet charismatic personality and his brilliant Octagon performances. Even though McGregor has only fought four times in the UFC, his skill and his popularity have brought him to the brink of a title shot; with a win over Dennis Siver on Sunday McGregor will have earned the next shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

But wait there’s more.

In the co-main event of the evening, Donald Cerrone who just beat Myles Jury at UFC 182, will be taking on old rival Benson Henderson. The two fought twice before in the WEC with Henderson winning both.

From a fan’s perspective UFC Fight Night 59 has a lot of potential but for gamblers this card is a mixed bag. There are some intriguing matchups, but most are coin flip calls and that is not a good situation to be in with money on the line. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any opportunities to make a few plays – between our picks and by reading the reviews from GamblingSitesOnline.org, you’ll find plenty of chances to make some money.

Gleison Tibau, -140 vs. Norman Parke, +120

Kicking off the main card is a bout between The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes lightweight winner Norman Parke and grizzled veteran gatekeeper Gleison Tibau. This is a major test for Parke who is yet to lose inside the Octagon. Tibau has been fighting for the UFC since 2006 for a reason; even though he will never be a UFC champion, he is tough out and the perfect measuring stick for fighters on the way up like Parke. This is going to be a tough, grinding bout but expect Parke to come out on top.

The play: At +120 take Parke to win and at +190 take him to win by decision

Benson Henderson, -150 vs. Donald Cerrone, +130

Even though Henderson has beaten Cerrone twice in the past, this bout is a tough one to call. On one hand, you have Henderson who has only lost to two men in the last seven years; Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis. On the other hand, you have Cerrone who is in the zone right now winning his last six UFC bouts over elite competition. At the end of the day, 15 days just isn’t enough to prepare for a fighter on Henderson’s level.

The play: At -150 take Henderson to win and at +140 take him to win by decision

Conor McGregor, -1200 vs. Dennis Siver, +775

This line is just crazy; McGregor has been impressive, but Siver is no slouch and he has the tools to make this a fight. Siver is a big, powerful featherweight with a ton of experience. But even though Siver has the tools to compete, McGregor is just on a roll right now. Expect him to win and to do so in impressive fashion.

The play: At +400 take McGregor to win in round 2

The BIG Play: At +1089 take Chris Wade, Cathal Pendred, Norman Parke, Benson Henderson and Conor McGregor for the parlay.

Odds provided by BestFightOdds.com

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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.