The UFC played a little game of Musical British Welterweights today, with Team Kaobon product, Mark Scanlon bowing out of the UFC 138 card due to injury, and fellow Brit, John Maguire, signing with the UFC to replace him and fight James Head at UFC 138 on November 5th. MMA Junkie has the report:
Scanlon (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had been set to face James Head (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the event's preliminary card, but fellow U.K. welterweight John Maguire (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) now gets that opportunity, a source close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Maguire trains out of the Tsunami Gym in Cambridge, England, and will bring a solid 16-3 record into his Octagon debut, with his only career losses coming against notable names, including Norwegian standout, Simeon Thoresen, and BAMMA middleweight champ, Tom Watson. It appears that Maguire is mostly a submission fighter, with 9 sub wins and 3 TKOs on his record.
John Maguire (16-3)
Win Peter Irving (unam. decision) - UCMMA 23
Win Jamaine Facey (submission - kimura) - UCMMA 20
Win Dean Amasinger (submission - rear naked choke) - UCMMA 18