On Sunday, January 18th the UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

In the main event of the evening polarizing featherweight Conor McGregor steps into the main event spotlight on U.S. soil for the first time when he faces Denis Siver. McGregor will be fighting for a title shot in this one after fellow contenders, Dennis Bermudez and Cub Swanson, have fallen in recent months. McGregor has won twelve straight including four straight inside the octagon. He earned the biggest victory of his career when he scored a TKO victory over Dustin Porier in his last bout. While McGregor will be entering the nineteenth fight of his career Siver will be amazingly be entering the UFC octagon for the twentieth time. Siver has had mixed results in his long tenure including twice being on the verge of a title shot with four fight winning streaks before losing his next bout. In his last outing Siver scored a decision win over Charles Rosa.

In the night’s co-main event of the evening we will say a Pay-per-view quality main event when Benson Henderson clashes with Donald Cerrone for the third time. Henderson was originally slated to face Eddie Alvarez, but Cerrone will now take the place of an injured Alvarez. For only the second time in his UFC career Henderson will be fighting after a loss. In his last bout Henderson fell victim to Rafael dos Anjos in what was a somewhat controversial stoppage. Cerrone will certainly be fighting for a title shot in this one. Cerrone has won six straight fights including beating Myles Jury only two weeks ago. To earn that title shot Cerrone will have to get the Henderson monkey off of his back. The two men fought twice in WEC. Henderson won both meetings with the first being a five round war and the second being a quick submission.

On the main card we will also see the return of Uriah Hall and an interesting lightweight tilt between Norman Parke and Gleison Tibau. That main card kicks off on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET. Preliminary action will precede the main card at 7 p.m. ET also on Fox Sports 1 with two early preliminary fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET.

Video of the official weigh-in for the event is above with full results below. (video is courtesy of the UFC)

Conor McGregor (145) vs. Dennis Siver (146)
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Benson Henderson (156)
Uriah Hall (186) vs. Ron Stallings (185)
Norman Parke (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
Cathal Pendred (171) vs. Sean Spencer (171)
John Howard (170) vs. Lorenz Larkin (171)
Zhang Lipeng (156) vs. Chris Wade (156)
Patrick Holohan (125) vs. Shane Howell (125)
Johnny Case (156) vs. Frankie Perez (155)
Charles Rosa (145) vs. Sean Soriano (146)
Sean O’Connell (206) vs. Matt Van Buren (205)
Tateki Matsuda (125) vs. Joby Sanchez (126)

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