John Maguire (fighter)
|Born||19 May 1983
Peterborough, England, UK
|Other names||The One|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Cambridge, England, UK|
|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 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.
Maguire is from Peterborough, England, and was first exposed to mixed martial arts growing up, watching UFC events with his brother. A member of the Traveller community, he 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 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
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 Submission of the Night honors.
Maguire lost via unanimous decision to John Hathaway on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5. Maguire faced Matthew Riddle at UFC 154, stepping in to replace an injured Besam Yousef. Maguire lost the fight via unanimous decision. He then faced Mitch Clarke in his Lightweight debut on 15 June 2013 at UFC 161. He lost the bout by unanimous decision. He was subsequently released from the promotion afterwards.
Following his UFC release, Maguire signed with Cage Warriors on 31 October 2013. He made his debut against Philip Mulpeter at Cage Warriors 63 on 31 December 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
- Olympian MMA Championships
- OMMAC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Challenge MMA
- UMMAC Welterweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||19 wins||8 losses|
|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|
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