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UFC 138: Mark Scanlon Withdraws, John Maguire Steps in to Face James Head

Written on September 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Newcomer, John Maguire, replaces Mark Scanlon on his scheduled bout with James Head at UFC 138.

Mark Scanlon (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was scratched off of the UFC 138 fight card for unknown reasons. He was supposed to meet James Head on the night’s preliminary card, but was now replaced by fellow UK Welterweight, John Maguire, as reported by a source close to the event.

UFC 138 will be held on November 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The evening’s main card, which headlines the middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Mark Muñoz, will be aired on Spike TV via same-day delay. As of now, UFC officials have not yet formally confirmed the new bout.

John Maguire (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a former UCMMA welterweight champion who also competed in BAMMA, is now set to make his UFC debut. He currently holds a five-fight win streak, which includes a notable victory over Dean Amasinger at UCMMA 18 event.

James Head (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), on the other hand, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt holder who started training in 2008. He opened his MMA career with a 7-1 record, which consisted of a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Gerald Harris. James Head just made his Octagon debut at UFC 131 last June, where he attained a submission loss to Nick Ring.

Stay tuned to Fighting Insider for more UFC 138 updates.

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Nick Ring and Michael Johnson Returns in the Octagon this June

Written on April 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two fighters will be back inside the Octagon on two different events: UFC 131 and UFC Live 4.

The UFC has announced that Nick Ring and Michael Johnson will return inside the Octagon this June. Nick Ring will have a middleweight scrap against James Head at UFC 131, while Michael Johnson will have a lightweight duel versus Edward Faaloloto at UFC Live 4.

UFC 131 will feature a heavyweight battle between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, after their coaching stint at TUF 13. The event will take place on June 11 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. On the other hand, UFC Live 4 is slated for June 26 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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