Just days after Matt Riddle
agreed to fight Besam
Yousef in the place of the injured Stephen
Thompson at UFC
154, Yousef has also withdrawn from the show.
Promotion officials recently announced that British talent John
Maguire (Pictured) will relieve Yousef at the Nov. 17 event and
will face Riddle at Bell Centre in Montreal. The evening’s main
card airs live on pay-per-view and is headlined by a welterweight
title unification bout between returning champion Georges St.
Pierre and interim belt holder Carlos
Condit. The show will also feature another collision of
top-tier welterweights in the co-main event, as Johny
Hendricks meets Martin
Maguire made his UFC debut last November, outpointing Justin
Edwards at UFC 138 in Birmingham, England. The Brit then
Johnson with an armbar this past April before suffering a
lackluster unanimous decision defeat to countryman John
Hathaway on Sept. 29 at UFC on Fuel TV 5. The setback halted a
seven-fight winning streak for the 29-year-old, who owns 10 of his
18 career wins by submission.
Riddle, 26, recently saw a UFC 149 submission victory over Chris
Clements changed to a no-contest after testing positive for
marijuana. Riddle, who is a medical marijuana patient in Nevada,
began 2012 with a split decision victory over Henry
Martinez at UFC 143, a win that snapped a two-fight skid for
“Deep Waters.” An alumnus of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7,
Riddle has fought the entirety of his professional career in the
UFC, posting a 6-3 promotional record with one no-contest since
debuting in the Octagon more than four years ago.