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UFC Fight Night 59 Gets Van Buren-O’Connell

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A pair of light heavyweights will meet this January at UFC Fight Night 59, as Matt Van Buren takes on Sean O’Connell.

Set for January 18 from the TD Garden in Boston, the event features Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver and Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez.

Van Buren (6-3) was a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 19, falling to Corey ANderson via first round TKO. He is just 1-3 overall in his last four official fights, excluding his fights on TUF.

O’Connell (15-6) is 0-2 since signing with the UFC, losing to Ryan Jimmo and Gian Villante.

Below is the current lineup:

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez

Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Norman Parke

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou

Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade

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

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