John Maguire replaces Besam Yousef, meets Matt Riddle at UFC 154

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Budgellism
10/31/12 9:00:16AM
A few days after Matt Riddle (6-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) replaced injured Stephen Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 154, his opponent, Besam Yousef (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), also has been forced off the card.

Replacing the welterweight is veteran John Maguire (18-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

UFC officials today announced the change.

UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre.

The night's main card, including UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. interim titleholder Carlos Condit, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Riddle vs. Maguire, which is the card's 13th fight, is slated for the Facebook stream.

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sparky
10/31/12 11:09:51AM
Replacement vs Replacement

Although I do believe this match up is better than the original
BuffaloDave
10/31/12 12:56:53PM

Posted by sparky


Although I do believe this match up is better than the original



As do I!
airkerma
10/31/12 2:16:43PM
I'm a huge fan of Maguires, so this is excellent news for me. Ever since his insane come back with Edwards, he's had my attention.
Budgellism
10/31/12 3:39:47PM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by sparky


Although I do believe this match up is better than the original



As do I!



Much better than Thompson vs. Yousef or Riddle vs. Yousef.

This fight should be very entertaining.
prozacnation1978
10/31/12 7:09:16PM
I could see this as the hot bout
alienkiller89
11/1/12 9:32:10AM
better fight in my opinion, but i'm kinda confused. wasn't riddle in trouble for something he used before his last fight??
jjeans
11/1/12 9:57:33AM

Posted by alienkiller89

better fight in my opinion, but i'm kinda confused. wasn't riddle in trouble for something he used before his last fight??



Good point
Franklinfan47
11/1/12 10:31:50AM

Posted by alienkiller89

better fight in my opinion, but i'm kinda confused. wasn't riddle in trouble for something he used before his last fight??



His suspension is up. It was up right around the time it was officially announced, about 5 months after he was caught.