McGregor To Square Off Against Dennis Siver on January 18th

Published on January 5th, 2015 4:17 am EST

The UFC and its fans have two weeks to catch their collective breath following the main event showdown between Daniel Cormier and Jon "Bones" Jones this past weekend.

Following two weeks of rest, fans will be treated to three spectacular events over the course of three weeks, including the Fox Sports 1 card that is to be headlined by a Featherweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver.

This card, which is set to take place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, will see Conor McGregor look to extend his runaway momentum against Dennis Siver. This seems like a fight that was cherry-picked to showcase McGregor as Siver is not exactly known for his submissions or takedowns. Instead, this is a very winnable fight for McGregor (he is a -950 favourite the last time that I checked) that is designed to propel him into a title fight against Jose Aldo.

There is a spectacular amount of pressure on McGregor for this fight, as the likely plan is to have McGregor square off against Jose Aldo in an Irish football stadium if Conor can beat Siver. UFC President Dana White has already fingered May as a possibility for this mega Featherweight tilt.

As we have seen in the past, however, the UFC's best-laid plans have a tendency to go awry. What happens if Siver beats McGregor, or what happens if McGregor ends up looking very lacklustre in a victory? If either of these things happen, it would be hard to deny somebody like Frankie Edgar a shot at Jose Aldo.


Conor McGregor has gone on record as saying that he will defeat Dennis Siver within two minutes. That's a bold statement but McGregor seems to eat up the pressure.

Let's see how McGregor performs on January 18th. If he wins and wins impressively, the UFC will undoubtedly go ahead with the "money" fight between McGregor and Aldo later in the year.

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