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steven-siler-5.jpgJust hours before Steven Siler‘s rousing win at UFC 159 that moved him to 4-1 in the organization, his wife dropped a bombshell.

After eight months of trying, the 26-year-old learned he and his better half will have their first child.

“I was happy the whole week,” he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after the event. “I had a smile that never left my face, and even [that] morning, I found out my wife is pregnant after trying for eight months. That lifted me right back up.

“I’m the happiest man in the world.”

It fueled Siler (22-10 MMA, 4-1 UFC), a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 14,” to a unanimous-decision victory over onetime Strikeforce fighter and fellow featherweight Kurt Holobaugh (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). The bout was an early “Fight of the Night” candidate, but it streamed on Facebook with a sparse crowd at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Siler, though, said he had plenty of company on fight week. Unlike UFC 154 in Montreal, where he suffered his only career UFC loss (to Darren Elkins), UFC 159 was a family affair with plenty of familiar faces.

“I was actually able to get my family, friends – people were around me that I love,” said Siler, whose UFC 154 fight week was “pretty boring” and spent only with his trainer. “They made this a perfect week. … Everyone was around. I was very, very happy all week. I had a smile on my face, and it never left my face.”

Then, two hours before he left his hotel for the night’s hosting venue, Siler’s wife shared the news about their first child.

That obviously put Siler, who’s slowly moving up the 145-pound ladder, in a good mood. He already had respect for Holobaugh, but backstage, he made sure his opponent knew it. He was just in too good of a mood to pretend otherwise.

“I think I hugged him 10 times in the back before we even fought,” Siler said. “I’m a good-spirit guy. I like to fight happy, not angry.”

For complete coverage of UFC 159, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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