John Maguire (fighter)

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John Maguire
Born (1983-05-19) May 19, 1983 (age 31)
Peterborough, England
Other names The One
Nationality English
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (2013–present)
Welterweight (2010–2012)
Middleweight (2006–2009)
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Cambridge, England
Team Tsunami Gym
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 19
By knockout 3
By submission 10
By decision 6
Losses 8
By knockout 2
By decision 6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 21 September 2011

John Maguire (born 19 May 1983) is an English mixed martial artist currently competing in Cage Warriors' Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Maguire has also competed for the UFC, BAMMA, and UCMMA. Maguire is the former UCMMA Welterweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Maguire is from Peterborough, England, and was first exposed to mixed martial arts growing up, watching UFC events with his brother. As an Irish Travellers, 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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Maguire won the UCMMA Welterweight Championship on 18 September 2010, at UCMMA 15: Showdown, defeating Henrique Santana via TKO. He has defended it three times since then.

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[edit]

Maguire was scheduled to make his UFC debut against James Head at UFC 138.[2] However, Head was forced to withdraw due to injury and he instead took on The Ultimate Fighter 13 veteran Justin Edwards.[3] 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.[4] He won the fight by submission via armbar at 4:40 of the second frame. His performance was awarded with Submission of the Night honors.[5]

Maguire lost via unanimous decision to John Hathaway on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[1]

Maguire faced Matthew Riddle at UFC 154, stepping in to replace an injured Besam Yousef.[6][7] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Maguire faced Mitch Clarke in his Lightweight debut on 15 June 2013 at UFC 161.[8] He lost the bout by unanimous decision. He was subsequently released from the promotion afterwards.[9]

Cage Warriors[edit]

Following his UFC release, Maguire signed with Cage Warriors on 31 October 2013.[10] He made his debut against Philip Mulpeter at Cage Warriors 63 on 31 December 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

He then faced Saul Rogers at Cage Warriors 65 on 1 March 2014. In a shocking upset, Rogers would defeat the heavy favorite Maguire via unanimous decision.[12]

Maguire made a quick turnaround and faced Damir Hadzovic at Cage Warriors 66 on 22 March 2014.[13] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Olympian MMA Championships
    • OMMAC Welterweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–8 Damir Hadzovic KO (knees and punches) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 66 22 March 2014 1 3:58 Ballerup, Denmark
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
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC: Nottingham Adds John Maguire vs. John Hathaway". mmaweekly.tv. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/25330/mark-scanlon-out-of-ufc-138-john-maguire-debuts-against-james-head.mma
  3. ^ "John Maguire Gets New Opponent at UFC 138 in Justin Edwards". YourMMA.tv. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  4. ^ http://truefighting.webs.com/apps/blog/show/11147291-ufc-on-fuel-tv-2-adds-johnson-vs-maguire
  5. ^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 bonuses and awards for 'Gustafsson vs Silva' in Sweden". mmamania.com. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "John Maguire To Face Matt Riddle at UFC 154". YourMMA.tv. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "UFC: John Maguire "begged Joe Silva for fight" after embarrassment of John Hathaway performance". Telegraph.co.uk. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Staff (12 March 2013). "John Maguire drops to lightweight, faces Mitch Clarke at UFC 161". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Six fighters removed from UFC roster". 
  10. ^ Staff (31 December 2013). "Cage Warriors snaps up Maguire". cagewarriors.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (31 December 2013). "Cage Warriors 63 results: Ivan Buchinger, Jim Alers victorious in title fights". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (1 March 2014). "Cage Warriors 65 results: Saul Rogers upsets John Maguire". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  13. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (15 March 2014). "John Maguire replaces brother at Cage Warriors 66, March 22 lineup official". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Matt Erickson (22 March 2014). "Cage Warriors 66 results: Nicolas Dalby stops Churilov with head kick to win title". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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