UFC FN 59: Conor McGregor Puts Away Dennis Siver
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor wasn’t able to stop Dennis Siver in under two minutes like he predicted, but the rising featherweight did have little difficulty in defeating the season vet.
From the beginning of the fight, McGregor kept Siver at bay with various types of kicks, and bloodied the latter with punches. Siver managed to take McGregor down at one point, but the Irish star quickly got back to his feet and resumed his attacks.
In round two, McGregor sent Siver to the mat with another hard punch, and then prompted the bout’s stoppage, with a series of elbows from above.
After the fight, McGregor jumped over the Octagon and headed in featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s direction, who just smiled at the brash fighter as he was kept away. McGregor is expected to challenge Aldo next.
Here are the results for UFC FN 59, which was hosted by the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Conor McGregor def. Dennis Siver via TKO (punches and elbows) R2, 1:54
Donald Cerrone def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Uriah Hall def. Ron Stallings via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) R1, 3:37
Gleison Tibau def. Norman Parke via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cathal Pendred def. Sean Spencer via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lorenz Larkin def. John Howard via TKO (punches) R1, 2:17
Chris Wade def. Zhang Lipeng via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Patrick Holohan def. Shane Howell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Johnny Case def. Frankie Perez via TKO (punches) R3, 1:54
Charles Rosa def. Sean Soriano via submission (D’arce choke) R3, 4:43
Sean O’Connell def. Matt Van Buren via TKO (punches) R3, 2:11
Joby Sanchez def. Tateki Matsuda via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)