John “The Hitman” Hathaway not only improved his record to 10-0 with his first round TKO victory over Tom Egan during his UFC debut at UFC 93, but sources revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the win likely earned him a second fight at UFC 95 on February 21.

UFC 95 would mark a homecoming of sorts for Hathaway, as he the UK native will be competing inside the O2 Arena in London, England.

A member of London Shoot Fighters, Hathaway was reportedly discovered by UFC officials during tryouts for the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter. While Hathaway didn’t land a spot on the show, he impressed the UFC enough to earn a shot at UFC 95.

Prior to entering the UFC, the 21-year old Hathaway made a name for himself competing for the Cage Rage promotion, where he recorded notable victories over Jack Mason, Marvin Arnold Bleau, and Tommy McGuire.

Hathaway showed strong technique in his win against Egan, a 20-year old native of Ireland who tried out for TUF 9 but was ineligible due to the fact that he was not of legal drinking age in the U.S. Fighters under the age of 21 are considered legal liabilities due to the presence of alcohol inside of the TUF mansion.

Sources indicate that the UFC was highly impressed with Egan, who was 3-0 heading into his bout with Hathaway. It is believed that the company was looking at the young fighter as someone who could help anchor future shows in Ireland.

With the win, Hathaway now finds himself in the spotlight as a fighter that the UFC perhaps hopes it can turn into a local drawing card in the UK. It looks like that chance will come at UFC 95 against an opponent yet to be revealed.

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