John Maguire (fighter)
May 19, 1983 |
|Other names||The One|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Cambridge, England|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
John Maguire (born 19 May 1983) is an English mixed martial artist, who competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former UCMMA Welterweight Champion, former OMMAC Welterweight Champion and has also competed in BAMMA. He is known for his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills with most of wins coming by way of submission.
Maguire is from Peterborough, England, and was first exposed to mixed martial arts growing up, watching UFC events with his brother. As a gypsy, Maguire left school when he was only 13 years old and taught himself how to read and write, while working in the logging and timber industry with his father, as well as working various other jobs before becoming a professional fighter.
Mixed martial arts career
Maguire made his professional MMA debut in April 2006. Over the next two years, he won all eight of his first bouts via TKO or submission with no fight going past the second round. Before signing with the UFC, he added an additional eight wins and three losses to his MMA record.
He holds victories over domestic UK standouts TUF 9 alumnus Dean Amasinger, UCMMA UK1 Welterweight Champion Peter Irving, UK MMA veteran Jamaine Facey and two wins over current UCMMA Middleweight Champion and UCMMA Welterweight Champion Jake Bostwick.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Maguire was scheduled to make his UFC debut against James Head at UFC 138. However, Head was forced to withdraw due to injury and he instead took on The Ultimate Fighter 13 veteran Justin Edwards. Maguire won the fight via unanimous decision.
Maguire fought The Ultimate Fighter 9 finalist, DaMarques Johnson, at UFC on Fuel TV 2 on 14 April 2012. He won the fight by submission via armbar at 4:40 of the second frame. His performance was awarded with the Submission of the Night.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||19 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||19-7||Saul Rogers||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 65||1 March 2014||3||5:00||Dublin, Leinster, Ireland|
|Win||19–6||Philip Mulpeter||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 63||31 December 2013||3||5:00||Dublin, Leinster, Ireland|
|Loss||18–6||Mitch Clarke||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 161||15 June 2013||3||5:00||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||Lightweight debut|
|Loss||18–5||Matthew Riddle||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 154||17 November 2012||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||18–4||John Hathaway||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic||29 September 2012||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Win||18–3||DaMarques Johnson||Submission (armbar)||UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva||14 April 2012||2||4:40||Stockholm, Sweden||Submission of the Night|
|Win||17–3||Justin Edwards||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 138||5 November 2011||3||5:00||Birmingham, England||UFC debut|
|Win||16–3||Peter Irving||Decision (unanimous)||UCMMA 23: Go 4 It||17 September 2011||3||5:00||London, England||Defended UCMMA welterweight championship|
|Win||15–3||Jamaine Facey||Submission (kimura)||UCMMA 20: Fists of Fire||14 May 2011||2||4:23||London, England||Defended UCMMA welterweight championship|
|Win||14–3||Dean Amasinger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCMMA 18: Face Off||5 February 2011||2||3:28||London, England||Defended UCMMA welterweight championship|
|Win||13–3||Henrique Santana||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UCMMA 15: Showdown||18 September 2010||2||1:25||London, England||Won UCMMA welterweight championship|
|Win||12–3||Wayne Murrie||Decision (split)||OMMAC 6||7 August 2010||3||5:00||Liverpool, England||Won OMMAC welterweight championship|
|Loss||11–3||Simeon Thoresen||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 3||15 May 2010||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Win||11–2||Edgelson Lua||Decision (split)||UCMMA 10: Resurrection||6 February 2010||3||5:00||London, England||Drops to Welterweight|
|Loss||10–2||Tom Watson||TKO (punches)||BAMMA 1||27 June 2009||3||2:47||London, England|
|Win||10–1||Chris Rice||Decision (unanimous)||CG 10: Clash of the Titans||29 November 2008||3||5:00||Liverpool, England|
|Win||9–1||Lee Austin||Submission||UK: Cage Fighting Championships||29 June 2008||1||4:20||Coventry, England|
|Loss||8–1||Arman Gambaryan||Decision (unanimous)||WAFC: World Pankration Championship 2008||24 May 2008||2||5:00||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|Win||8–0||Andy Costello||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pain and Glory: ExCeL London||26 April 2008||1||N/A||London, England|
|Win||7–0||Jake Bostwick||Submission (kimura)||Cage Rage: Contenders 6||18 August 2007||1||4:00||London, England|
|Win||6–0||Jake Bostwick||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage Contenders 5||16 June 2007||1||N/A||East London, United Kingdom|
|Win||5–0||Alex Korsters||TKO||Intense Fighting||12 May 2007||2||3:30||Peterborough, England|
|Win||4–0||Ed Garass||Submission (rear naked choke)||UKMMAC 18: Fists of Fury||25 February 2007||1||0:55||Purfleet, England|
|Win||3–0||Michael Pastou||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Intense Fighting: Caged||11 November 2006||1||2:46||England|
|Win||2–0||Bill Mutch||Submission (rear naked choke)||Intense Fighting 5||19 August 2006||1||2:05||England|
|Win||1–0||Lee Webber||Technical Submission||Intense Fighting 3||1 April 2006||2||0:27||England|
- "UFC: Nottingham Adds John Maguire vs. John Hathaway". mmaweekly.tv. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- "John Maguire Gets New Opponent at UFC 138 in Justin Edwards". YourMMA.tv. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- "John Maguire To Face Matt Riddle at UFC 154". YourMMA.tv. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- "UFC: John Maguire "begged Joe Silva for fight" after embarrassment of John Hathaway performance". Telegraph.co.uk. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- Staff (12 March 2013). "John Maguire drops to lightweight, faces Mitch Clarke at UFC 161". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "Six fighters removed from UFC roster".