Steven Siler vs. Jimy Hettes set for UFC 159

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Featherweights Steven Silver and Jimy Hettes are set to face off on the preliminary card of UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey on April 27th.

UFC 159 has another fight scheduled, and this time it's out of the featherweight division. Steven Siler was supposed to fight Jimy Hettes last year in Atlantic City, NJ, but an injury to Hettes put their matchup on the shelf. Well according to Siler himself, Sean Shelby has matched them up yet again, this time in Newark:

Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC) fought Joey Gambino instead of Hettes on that Atlantic City card, earning a 1st round submission win. The TUF 14 alum's unbeaten start to his UFC career ended at the hands of Darren Elkins at UFC 154.

Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) impressed in his first two UFC fights against Alex Caceres and Nam Phan, and the 25-year-old looked to be a potential new contender at 145. An upset loss to Marcus Brimage at UFC 152 has momentarily brought that discussion to a halt. And given the impending roster cuts over the next few weeks, things could take a drastic turn for the worse if either one of them loses again.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker