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UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver results - Fights to make for main card fighters

UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver is in the books, so what's next for Sunday's main card fighters? Mookie Alexander does some fantasy matchmaking.

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Bostonians had a pretty damn good Sunday. Not only did their New England Patriots advance to their 7th NFL Super Bowl, but Conor McGregor tore apart Dennis Siver and followed that up with confronting Jose Aldo, who was sitting cageside. That's the most bankable championship bout Jose Aldo will probably ever see, and it's certainly the biggest fight featherweight could have right now. Whether McGregor beats Aldo remains to be seen.

With all of that behind us, it's time to look forward to what's in store for the main card fighters in our standard "Fights to Make" post-event series.

Conor McGregor. Yeah, it's Jose Aldo time.

Dennis Siver. Let's face it - Siver was just about brought in to lose. He's not a can, he's a formidable fighter, but he's not in McGregor's league (or any top 5 fighter at 145 or 155) and that's been the story of Dennis' career. At 36 years old, he's not going to get any better, but he can still be in fun fights. I see him heading back to Europe and facing Akira Corassani (win or lose against Sam Sicilia next week). There is a slight chance Corassani could be gone with a loss to Sicilia (3rd straight loss), but it's certainly a fun fight to make either way.

Donald Cerrone. I don't think Cerrone beat Ben Henderson, but I don't see it as an outrageous robbery. A win is a win and frankly I just want to skip ahead to him taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov, and that fight damn well better be 5 rounds.

Ben Henderson. First losing streak of his career, a close decision finally doesn't go his way, and now he's realistically not going to be contending for a LW belt again. He's still a quality fighter but he is 2-3 in his last 5 and that's hard to overcome given how stacked the division is. Perhaps the loser of Michael Johnson/Edson Barboza (February 22nd) is in his sights.

Uriah Hall. He had a short-notice opponent (coming off a loss) and he wiped him out accordingly. The knockdown was sweet, the set-up for it was executed excellently, and now it's time to re-book that Costas Philippou bout that was originally planned for this card.

Ronald Stallings. Beating Hall was a tough ask on a week's notice, and he paid the price for it with a grotesque, fight-ending cut. If he's still around, Luke Zachrich could make for a "loser gets cut" match-up.

Gleison Tibau. We know Tibau is a preliminary card monster, but it's not often you see him taking main card victories. He's one of the UFC's mainstays at lightweight and I see him getting the winner of Adriano Martins/Rustam Khabilov (February 22nd) to keep with the consistency of opponents he's booked against.

Norman Parke. You ain't getting Khabib Nurmageomedov after that showing. That likely marks an end to any traction he was getting as a potential top 15 LW, and a return to Fight Pass shows in Europe. Piotr Hallmann is probably next for the Northern Irishman.

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