Jim Hettes Out; Steven Siler vs Kurt Holobaugh Added to UFC 159

Steven Siler

Steven Siler

  • 21-10 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Josh Clopton, Cole Miller, Joey Gambino

Kurt Holobaugh

 

Kurt Holobaugh

  • 9-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: JC Pennington

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Steven Siler has been one of the more surprising success stories from the 14th season of the Ultimate Fighter, winning his first three fights in the octagon, including a dominant unanimous decision victory over Cole Miller at UFC on FX 2. His win streak came to an end at UFC 154, losing a unanimous decision to Darren Elkins.

Filling in as a late replacement for injured Gilbert Melendez, Kurt Holobaugh impressed a lot of people in his unanimous decision loss to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine. The loss to Healy, snapped a nine-fight win streak to begin his career, which included eight victories by stoppages (6 submission, 2 TKO).

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