Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell set for UFC Fight Night 59

November 3, 2014 1:27 pm by Chris Taylor

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A light heavyweight bout between Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell is the latest addition to January’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston.

UFC officials announced the bout earlier this morning.

TUF 19 runner-up Matt Van Buren (6-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will be looking to earn his first official UFC win when he takes on O’Connell this January in Beantown. The former Bellator fighter is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Corey Anderson, which he suffered at July’s TUF 19 Finale event in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Sean O’Connell (15-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will be hoping that his third octagon appearance will result in his first UFC win. After stringing together a 6-fight win streak on the regional circuit, O’Connell has struggled to find the same success under the Zuffa banner. O’Connell suffered a KO loss to Ryan Jimmo in his promotional debut and was most recently out-pointed by Gian Villante in June.

UFC Fight Night 59 takes place January 18 live from Boston’s TD Arena. The event is headlined by a featherweight fight featuring Conor McGregor taking on Dennis Siver.

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