Ever since news broke than Jon Jones had tested positive for cocaine leading up to his title defense against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, that’s all anyone has been able to talk about and rightfully so. When the UFC light heavyweight champion and arguably the greatest fighter in the history of the sport tests positive for a drug like cocaine, it’s going to send people into a frenzy. But it will be nice to see the UFC get back to business with a solid Fight Night card.

On Sunday, January 17th at the TD Garden in Boston, MA, UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver is set to go down. Granted this isn’t the greatest fight card the UFC has ever put together, but there are some solid matchups and both the co-main and main events have title implications.

Norman Parke vs. Gleison Tibau

Kicking of the Fox Sports 1 main card is a lightweight bout between talented Irish up and comer Norman Parke and battle tested veteran in Gleison Tibau. This is a really interesting matchup between two powerful grapplers and it’s clear that the UFC brass wants to really see what kind of fighter they have in Parke.

Tibau is the ultimate gatekeeper in the UFC lightweight division; beating him means you’re ready for the upper echelon competition. While I’m not totally sold on Parke being a contender, he is a very talented fighter and he should be able to get past Tibau.

Pick: Parke via Unanimous Decision

Uriah Hall vs. Ron Stallings

First it was supposed to be Costas Philippou, then it was Louis Taylor, but now it is UFC newcomer Ron Stallings who is slated to face TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 59. Stallings deserves a lot of credit for stepping up on such short notice to take on a fighter like Hall and he has nothing to lose here, which makes him a very dangerous fighter.

Even though Stallings is a proven finisher, there is a reason that after 11 years as a pro fighter, he has yet to fight in the Octagon. Hall will simply overwhelm an overmatched Stallings.

Pick: Hall via first round TKO

Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson

When Donald Cerrone steps into the Octagon with Benson Henderson on Sunday night, he will be just 15 days removed from his unanimous decision victory over Myles Jury. You have to love that about Cerrone; he truly will fight anyone anytime anywhere. But he may be doing himself more harm than good by taking this bout on such short notice.

Henderson has already beaten Cerrone twice before and even though he is coming off the first knockout loss of his career, Henderson is one of the best to ever compete in the lightweight division. As impressive a run as Cerrone is riding right now, two weight cuts in less than a month is going to take its toll on his body and he will need everything he has to beat Henderson.

Pick: Henderson via Unanimous Decision

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

To say McGregor has taken the UFC by storm would be a huge understatement; in his short time with the organization he has become one of the most recognizable figures in MMA and an absolute media machine. Dennis Siver is no slouch and the hype surrounding McGregor is so great that Siver is getting no respect from the fans and media heading into this bout.

I don’t think Siver is going to win by any stretch of the imagination, but I still feel like writing him off here is a huge mistake. Siver is a big and powerful featherweight with improved takedowns and vicious power. If Siver can cut off the cage and pressure McGregor, he has a chance, but I would place a bet on it.

Some might not be the biggest McGregor fan, but his skill set is legitimate. His movement and fluidity is unreal and his accuracy and power make him deadly.

Pick: McGregor via second round TKO