May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; John Hathaway poses before his welterweight bout against Pascal Krauss during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. John Hathaway won by unanimous decision in the third round. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (July 5, 2012) added yet another pair of welterweights to its upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 5 fight card scheduled for the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England on Sept. 29, 2012, featuring two of England's top 170-pound prospects.
Hathaway (16-1) made a name for himself by dominating Diego Sanchez when "The Dream" first returned to welterweight in early 2010. The celebration was short lived; however, as Mike Pyle handed him his first career defeat just a few months later.
Maguire (18-3) proved he was "The One" by taking home the win in his first two UFC bouts, a unanimous decision over Justin Edwards at UFC 138 followed by a submission (armbar) over Damarques Johnson at UFC on FUEL TV 2. The Tsunami Gym product has finished 10 of his opponents by way of tap, nap or snap.
Will Hathaway be number 11?
UFC on FUEL TV 5 will be headlined by a heavyweight battle pitting Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic. In addition, bantamweight brawler Brad Pickett will take on Yves Jabouin while The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15: "Live" contestant Andy Ogle goes to war against fellow featherweight and TUF veteran Akira Corassani.