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Fight Night 69 Highlights/Results: Jedrzejczyk Batters Penne, Kawajiri Smothers Siver, “Mr. Finland” Shines Again + More

(Joanna Champion: The simultaneously most adorable and terrifying woman on the planet, next to Alice from Workaholics.)

Jessica Penne is tough as nails, y’all. Unfortunately for her, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has a bowl of nails for breakfast every morning…without any milk. To describe the women’s strawweight champion as “on point” in her main event scrap over the weekend would be borderline disrespectful — Joanna Champy was Chuck Liddell-esque in her tactical destruction of Penne (Joe), putting the TUF 20 alum’s face through the meat grinder over the course of a third round TKO victory.

While it was evident that Penne was outclassed on the feet from the start and unable to get the fight to the mat thereafter, a credit is due to her for taking everything Jedrzejczyk had to offer and not once backing down. We are often quick to praise a fighter’s heart in scenario’s like the one Penne found herself in, but very rarely do we see someone taking a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ like that. It’s not the highest praise, I know, but Penne will be a staple of this division for a while and have plenty more chances to improve and impress.

Check out Champy’s post-fight interview with Dan Hardy above, then join us after the jump for highlights and a complete list of results from Fight Night 69. 


Conor McGregor Mauls Dennis Siver, Jumps Cage to Confront Jose Aldo [VIDEOS]

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 59 bout between Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor and German role-player Dennis Siver was every bit the lopsided showcase we expected it to be. McGregor thoroughly outclassed Siver in the standup exchanges, using his speed, accuracy, and unpredictable variety of strikes to befuddle his opponent. After two minutes in the second round, Siver found himself mounted on the mat, eating shots until Herb Dean called it a day. Highlights from McGregor’s TKO of Siver are above, via UFC on FOX.

The win clinched McGregor a title shot against current featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was watching last night’s bout cageside. The fight is likely to headline UFC 187 (May 23rd, Las Vegas), and McGregor got the promotion off to an early start, leaping the cage after his smash-up of Siver and storming his way over to Aldo and his family.

The combination of McGregor’s pumped-up insanity, Aldo’s calm amusement, and the gangster-ass little girl trying to be a part of the brawl made it one of the most entertaining post-fight encounters in UFC history. Check out the video below, and get full UFC Fight Night 59 results right here


UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver — Live Results & Commentary

(Mouth like Chael, ass like Arianny. / Props: Getty)

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver isn’t so much a “fight” as it is a blatant showcase for an exciting young talent, against an opponent who’s about as hand-picked as they come. If all goes according to plan tonight in Boston, McGregor will score a dominant win and earn a title shot against Jose Aldo in a soccer stadium. If Siver wins…who knows? I mean, I’ll laugh my ass off, but beyond that? Hard to say.

Luckily, tonight’s co-main event should be far more competitive. Will Donald Cerrone finally “go get some!” against Benson Henderson, the former WEC/UFC champion who has beaten him twice before? Or will they just hug and stuff?

Our man Alex Giardini will be providing round-by-round UFC Fight Night 59 results from the FOX Sports 1 main card, after the jump beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest, and hit us up on twitter to share your own thoughts.


Video: UFC Fight Night 59 Weigh-In Replay, Watch Conor McGregor Just Because

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The UFC Fight Night 59: “McGregor vs. Siver” weigh-in took place earlier today from Boston, MA., with all fighters on point in their respective weight classes. Check out the full video replay above, or storm to 25:10 to see what you really want.

With the Irish flag hovered around his body, Conor McGregor hit the stage, and upon making weight, bragged about hitting it right on the noggin and wrapped an imaginary title around his waist.

Full UFC Fight Night 59 weigh-in results are after the jump…


Five Reasons Dennis Siver Is Fighting Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night 59

(Dennis is the guy on the right. Poster-’shop via Jeremy Botter)

By Mike Fagan

The UFC hasn’t been subtle about fast-tracking Conor McGregor for a shot at Jose Aldo’s featherweight title, so it surprised many people when they booked the young Irishman to fight Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, this Sunday in Boston. Why not a highly-ranked wrestler like Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar, or Ricardo Lamas? The crack research team at Cage Potato dug into the data and may have figured out how the UFC came to its decision…

1. Siver is familiar with Brazilian jiu-jitsu

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dennis Siver made his UFC debut at UFC 70, and Mike Goldberg noted that Siver was “a German kickboxing champ” who had “defeated ten of thirteen opponents.” That’s a great record! The UFC matched him with Jess Liaudin, who was also making his promotional debut and had accumulated a 12-8 pro MMA record. Above .500! Also pretty good! Siver took down Liaudin early on, and Goldberg remarked that Siver had a lot of jiu-jitsu training. That training came in handy when he was cognizant enough to tap out to Liaudin’s armbar from guard at 1:21 of the first. People can criticize McGregor for not having fought a wrestler, but they won’t be able to say the same of a jiu-jitsu player after Sunday.

2. Siver is a model of German efficiency


Quote of the Day: Dennis Siver Thinks Conor McGregor Should “Stick His Predictions in His Ass”

(Siver finishes Paul Kelly with a brutal spinning back kick at UFC 105. Unfortunately, all footage of this fight was lost in the Great Zuffa Fire of 2010.)

According to the advertisements that punctuated yesterday’s Packers-Cowboys game, Conor McGregor will be headlining Fight Night 59 in Boston this weekend. His opponent is something of a mystery man — a UFC newcomer hailing from parts unknown — hence the promotion’s inability to secure any footage of his previous fights. Which seems odd to me, because this mystery gentleman (Dennis Si-ver, am I saying that right?) is apparently of a high-enough caliber to earn McGregor a featherweight title shot should he emerge victorious.

Sarcasm aside, it’s safe to say that the 18-fight UFC veteran (and current +750 underdog. Can you say #1 CONTENDER MATCH!!) has been largely overlooked by the press heading into his fight with McGregor. Maybe the language barrier is to blame, or maybe it’s because Siver is not so easily wowed by the opulence of a drop-top Ferrari tour around Vegas. In any case, it’d be nice to actually hear how the #10 ranked featherweight feels about his “notorious” opponent, fighting in a main event, and being completely counted out in said main event, right?

Well thanks to the always reliable (Deutschland) MMA media, we finally can. In a recent interview with, the Russian-born, German-raised fighter took full advantage of his one-stop media tour, pulling a GSP when assessing McGregor’s skillset and laughing off the idea that he wouldn’t last more than two minutes against the Irishman. It was undeniably awesome.

Siver’s strong words are after the jump. 


Is Conor McGregor Worthy of a Featherweight Title Shot? CagePotato Explains Why It Makes Sense [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, BG chewed the fat with the TYT Sports gang about Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. (We also shot a segment wondering what might be next for Jon Jones, but it looks like we already have an answer to that.)

Here’s a bonus clip from our conversation, about the UFC’s reported plan to award Conor McGregor a title shot against Jose Aldo if he can get past Dennis Siver later this month at UFC Fight Night 59. Is this the right move by the UFC? And will McGregor blow through Siver as quickly as he claims? The answers await you in the video above. Thanks for watching, and follow TYT Sports on twitter if you like sports-things.


Regrettable Tweet of the Day: Conor McGregor Calls Dennis Siver a Nazi

(Screencap via BloodyElbow)

While many of the UFC stars in attendance at yesterday’s The Time Is Now press conference treated the event as one big love fest, Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor was in no mood to play nice. Shortly after his public face-off with upcoming opponent Dennis Siver, he sent the unfortunate tweet you see above, which he deleted afterwards.

Though Siver is of German descent, he was actually born and raised in Russia, giving him a unique mix of Axis and Allied heritage. (I’m sure he’s very conflicted about his place in history.) Still, referring to a German man as a “Nazi” just because he’s German…not cool, Conor. They’re still really sensitive about that sort of thing over there.

Likely motivated by an angry phone call from the UFC brass, Conor then sent out this semi-apology: “Ich bin ein sowwy. Now about them feet…

Props to Conor McGregor for staying on message during his forced retraction. But seriously dude — what is it with you and feet?


Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver Booked for January UFC Event on FOX Sports 1 [UPDATED]

(“Moi suit is made otta 100% albino python. And moi shoes didn’t come from Payless, I can assure ya dat.” / Photo via Getty)

MMAJunkie is reporting that UFC featherweight star Conor McGregor is being targeted to fight fellow 145′er Dennis Siver at a yet-to-be-announced event on January 18th, which will take place at Boston’s TD Garden. Update: The UFC has confirmed the booking. From the Junkie report:

The Jan. 18 event, which falls on a Sunday, would follow the NFL’s NFC Championship Game on FOX and air on FOX Sports 1, sources close to the event told MMAjunkie. A lightweight matchup is already rumored for the event; according to FOX’s “UFC Tonight,” Donald Cerrone will face off with Myles Jury.

Fresh off his one-round whoopin’ of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, McGregor will be in attendance at the featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes this Saturday at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, just in case one of them slips in the tub. And while McGregor also just offered to fight the opponent-less Diego Sanchez at UFC 180, the UFC would rather have “Notorious” face somebody in his own weight class, pick up another win before challenging for the belt, and let’s face it, make them some more money in front of a pro-Irish crowd.

Siver most recently won a three-round war against non-wiki-fighter Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 53 earlier this month, which followed a PED-fail-related no-contest against Manny Gamburyan and a loss to Cub Swanson. Siver is a dangerous striker and very experienced, but is he a step up from Poirier? Nah, not really.

Crazy fact: The UFC now has Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Conor McGregor all scheduled to fight in January. I can only draw one conclusion — the world is going to end in February, and the Zuffa top brass is hiding this information from the public while they prepare their escape from this doomed planet. #questioneverything


And Now He’s Suspended: Louis Gaudinot Suspended Six Months After Failed Drug Test

(Can you not see the hydrochlorothiazide COURSING THROUGH HIS VEINS??? / Photo via Getty)

Louis Gaudinot‘s 73-second submission win over Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 37 has been overturned into a no contest. This comes off the back of Gaudinot’s drug test failure; he tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. As the event took place in the UK, it was the UFC that handed him a six month suspension rather than an athletic commission.

Gaudinot issued a statement not long after the news of his drug test failure and suspension broke…