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“UFC Tonight” co-hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 59 main event during a recent edition of the series.

In the headline act, Dennis Siver attempts to spoil the party for Conor McGregor from Boston’s TD Garden on FOX Sports 1.

For Cormier, there is just one area Siver can use to gain an advantage on “Notorious.”

“Siver has to rely on his experience. This is his 19th fight and he’s been in the cage with a lot of really great fighters,” Cormier said. “When he beat George Sotiropoulos, George was undefeated. He’s a tough veteran and has a lot of skill. But he has an uphill battle.

“Conor has backed up everything he’s said every step of the way. We didn’t know if he could beat Dustin Poirier and he did. He’s one of these guys who can do everything inside of the Octagon.”

Florian, a multi-time UFC title contender including in the featherweight division, believes all of the pressure is on McGregor.

“Siver has nothing to lose. He has to pressure Conor and get that head moving,” he said. “If he can mix things up, hit some reaction and get some takedowns, and do some spinning back kicks, he can get him.

“With McGregor, I’m not sure he knows what he’s doing, like Jon Jones and Anthony Pettis, he utilizes his intuition so well and has an amazing feel for what he’s doing.”

Check out the Strikezone breakdown in the video below:

ufc fight night 59

UFC Fight Night 59 weigh-ins took place earlier today from Boston’s TD Garden for Sunday’s event.

Conor McGregor will look to cement his status as the No. 1 contender in the featherweight division when he meets Dennis Siver. McGregor, unbeaten since joining the UFC, weighed in at 145 pounds. Siver tipped the scales at 146.

The card, which airs on FOX Sports 1, will also feature a third meeting between lightweights Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone. Henderson, a former UFC champion, owns two victories over “Cowboy” from their time in the WEC.

Complete weigh-in results, along with a video replay, can be found below. FightLine will have coverage of the main card, including live play-by-play, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Conor McGregor (145 lbs.) vs. Dennis Siver (146)

Benson Henderson (156) vs. Donald Cerrone (155)

Uriah Hall (186) vs. Ron Stallings (185)

Gleison Tibau (156) vs. Norman Parke (156)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)

Cathal Pendred (171) vs. Sean Spencer (171)

John Howard (170) vs. Lorenz Larkin (171)

Zhang Lipeng (156) vs. Chris Wade (156)

Patrick Holohan (125) vs. Shane Howell (125)

Frankie Perez (155) vs. Johnny Case (156)

Charles Rosa (145) vs. Sean Soriano (146)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Matt Van Buren (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (206)

Tateki Matsuda (125) vs. Joby Sanchez (126)

ufc fight night 59

Just like Conor McGregor did last year, Jose Aldo will step into enemy territory to host a Fight Club Q&A ahead of UFC Fight Night 59 today.

You can see the event from Boston in the video below on FightLine beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

McGregor meets Dennis Siver Sunday night, and can earn a title shot vs. Aldo for the UFC featherweight title with a win.

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Summer Daniels will make her Bellator debut this Friday night as a ring girl at Bellator 132, the promotion confirmed recently.

Daniels is the first women to appear on the cover of “Hustler” not nude. The 29-year-old has been featured in countless other magazine spreads and as a spokesperson for Monster Energy, Red Bull and former MMA promotions Strikeforce and EliteXC.

ufc fight night 59

The UFC heads to Boston for a special Sunday evening event, as UFC Fight Night 59 goes down this weekend.

Set for the TD Garden, the night will feature a main event between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver. With a win, McGregor is expected to vs. Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title later this year.

Also, Donald Cerrone looks to avenge two previous losses to Benson Henderson in the co-main. “Cowboy” is stepping in for Eddie Alvarez on two-weeks notice after a victory over Myles Jury.

FightLine will have complete coverage of all the action, including live play-by-play of the main card.

Below is the current lineup, along with a video preview:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Ron Stallings

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer

Welterweight: John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin

Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade

Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell

Lightweight: Frankie Perez vs. Johnny Case

Featherweight: Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell

Flyweight: Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez

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