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UFC Fight Night 59 results recap: Conor McGregor vs Dennis Siver fight review and analysis

Last night (Sun., Jan. 18, 2015), Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver battled in the main event of UFC Fight Night 59 inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. In a brutal beating, McGregor quickly disposed of his opponent. Find out how below!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweights Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver finally met inside the Octagon last night (Sun., Jan. 18, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 59 inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts (highlights here).

McGregor was on a path to super stardom, and Siver stood in his way. Just one victory away from a title shot with Jose Aldo, McGregor could not afford any setbacks.

Impressively, Siver remained quite unbothered by the hype and trash talk of his opponent all throughout the build up of this fight. Instead, Siver stayed calm and looked to prove that he was the better man inside the cage.

McGregor quickly made it clear that was not the case.

McGregor put a hell of a beating on Siver inside the first round. Outside of a single counter left hook, Siver accomplished almost very little. McGregor landed countless kicks and punches, though Siver stood strong throughout. In addition, McGregor defended each of Siver's takedown attempts.

While out-boxing his foe with lengthier combinations than he had previously shown in his career, McGregor showed straight contempt for his opponent's striking.

McGregor may not have lived up to his promise of two minutes, but it didn't seem likely to last two minutes into the second. McGregor picked up right where he left off, landing just about every strike he threw. Before long, a straight left hand floored the German, and McGregor pounced for the finish.

McGregor looked as good as advertised. He out-struck Siver in just about every exchange and did it with spectacular strikes. While throwing these high risk techniques, his takedown defense remained solid, which is a very good sign.

Not only was McGregor throwing with flash, but he was landing with authority. Siver's face was destroyed within three minutes, and only half of the Irishman's strikes were to his opponent's head.

After the fight, McGregor made it clear who his next opponent will be. He hopped over the fence for a staredown with featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, which would've made for an intense moment, had Aldo not been giggling at the screaming Irishman.

Siver simply got out-classed. His attempt to shutdown McGregor's lead leg with side kicks was an interesting strategy, but his boxing was nowhere near polished enough to deal with the "Notorious" fighter.

In a complete blowout, it's not easy to point to specific flaws in Siver's game. It was a demolition, not a duel of strikers.

For his next bout, expect Siver to meet up with another fighter in the bottom half of the top 15. For example, a match with Bryan Caraway would be an interesting style battle, as it would seriously test Siver's conditioning in the featherweight division.

At UFC Fight Night 59, Conor McGregor picked apart Dennis Siver for a quick stoppage. Can he bring the title back to Ireland?

For complete UFC Fight Night 59 "McGregor vs Siver" results and play-by play, click HERE.

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