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UFC 154 Update: John Maguire in for Besam Yousef

English fighter John Maguire will step in for an injured Besam Yousef at UFC 154. The injury to Yousef creates an entirely new bout for the fight card after Matt Riddle stepped in for Stephen Thompson only days ago. The UFC announced the news earlier today.

Maguire will look to bounce back from his first loss in over two years at UFC on FUEL TV 5 when he faces Riddle. The loss to fellow countryman John Hathaway was his first loss in the UFC as well.

The bout will remain on the Facebook portion of the November fight card.

UFC 154 will signal the return of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as he takes on interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit for the undisputed UFC welterweight crown. The card will take place November 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Main Card (PPV)

  • Welterweight Title Unification Fight: Georges St-Pierre (C) vs. Carlos Condit (IC)
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Francis Carmont
  • Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs
  • Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza

Preliminary Card (FX 8PM ET)

  • Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
  • Constantinos Philippou vs. Nick Ring
  • John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout
  • Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

  • Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm
  • Azamat Gashimov vs. Ivan Menjivar
  • John Maguire vs. Matt Riddle
  • Darren Elkins vs. Steven Siler


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