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|UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Siver|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Siver.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 18, 2015|
The event was headlined by a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver. It was announced that a victory over Siver will ensure McGregor of a shot at the UFC Featherweight Championship in his next fight.
Paul Felder was expected to face Johnny Case at the event. However, Felder elected to fight as a replacement against Danny Castillo at UFC 182. He was replaced by Francisco Trevino. On December 23, it was announced that Trevino had to pull out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Frankie Perez.
Costas Philippou was expected to face Uriah Hall at the event. However, Philippou was forced out of the bout due to injury. He was replaced by Strikeforce veteran Louis Taylor. On January 11, it was announced that Taylor pulled out of the fight due to a pulled muscle in his back and had his contract terminated as a result. Hall faced promotional newcomer Ron Stallings.
Eddie Alvarez was expected to face former WEC & UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson at the co-main event. However, Alvarez was forced out of the bout due to illness. He was replaced by Donald Cerrone, whom Henderson fought twice before (at WEC 43 and WEC 48) and won both fights. One fight was for the WEC Lightweight Championship and the other one was for the interim belt. Cerrone had previously fought just 15 days before this event at UFC 182, winning his fight against Myles Jury.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Featherweight||Conor McGregor||def.||Dennis Siver||TKO (punches)||2||1:54|
|Lightweight||Donald Cerrone||def.||Benson Henderson||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Uriah Hall||def.||Ron Stallings||TKO (doctor stoppage)||1||3:37|
|Lightweight||Gleison Tibau||def.||Norman Parke||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Welterweight||Cathal Pendred||def.||Sean Spencer||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Lorenz Larkin||def.||John Howard||TKO (punches)||1||2:17|
|Lightweight||Chris Wade||def.||Zhang Lipeng||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Flyweight||Paddy Holohan||def.||Shane Howell||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Johnny Case||def.||Frankie Perez||TKO (elbows and punches)||3||1:54|
|Featherweight||Charles Rosa||def.||Sean Soriano||Submission (D'Arce choke)||3||4:43|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Light Heavyweight||Sean O'Connell||def.||Matt Van Buren||TKO (punches)||3||2:11|
|Flyweight||Joby Sanchez||def.||Tateki Matsuda||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)||3||5:00|
- Zhang was docked 1 point in the second round for multiple illegal strikes to the groin.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Sean O'Connell vs. Matt Van Buren
- Performance of the Night: Conor McGregor and Lorenz Larkin
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.
- Conor McGregor: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver: $39,000
- Donald Cerrone: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus) def. Benson Henderson: $48,000
- Uriah Hall: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Ron Stallings: $10,000
- Gleison Tibau: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Norman Parke: $20,000
- Cathal Pendred: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Sean Spencer: $14,000 ^
- Lorenz Larkin: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. John Howard: $21,000
- Chris Wade: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Zhang Lieping: $15,000
- Patrick Holohan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Shane Howell: $8,000
- Johnny Case: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Frankie Perez: $8,000
- Charles Rosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Sean Soriano: $8,000
- Sean O'Connell: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Matt Van Buren $8,000
- Joby Sanchez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Tateki Matsuda: $8,000
^ Although not reflected in the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission paperwork, both Pendred and Spencer ($14,000) received win bonuses
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