UFC 154: John Maguire replaces Besam Yousef, will fight Matt Riddle

Jeremy O'Donnell

An injury replacement will be facing another late notice replacement as the original Besam Yousef vs Stephen Thompson bout at UFC 154 has completely fallen apart now. Check out the details inside

Just days after Matt Riddle replaced an injured Stephen Thompson to face Besam Yousef at UFC 154 in Montreal next month (Nov. 17, 2012), Yousef has withdrawn from the card.

Stepping in for Yousef will be British grappler John Maguire, who's fresh off a UFC on Fuel TV 5 defeat at the hands of John Hathaway.

Prior to the loss, Maguire (18-4) had reeled off two straight victories to begin his UFC career over the likes of DaMarques Johnson and Justin Edwards respectively.

Word of the replacement comes by way of Sherdog.

Riddle (6-3) is a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season seven and previously defeated Chris Clements in Calgary via submission but had his victory overturned by the commission after testing positive for marijuana metabolytes. Even his medical marijuana card couldn't save him.

UFC 154 features a welterweight championship unification bout pitting the recently rehabbed Georges St. Pierre looking to reclaim his 170-pound throne from sit-in interim straphanger Carlos Condit. Division contenders Martin Kampmann vs. Johny Hendricks are scheduled for the co-main event.

Get all the UFC 154 news that's fit to print by clicking here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker