Mark Scanlon has been scratched from a bout against James Head (7-2) at UFC 138 due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. Cage Rage UK and OMMAC welterweight champion John Maguire (16-3) has been tabbed as a replacement. According to Maguire's management, the Octagon newcomer signed a four-fight deal with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Maguire confirmed the news on Friday afternoon with this tweet.
Maguire enters the UFC on a five-fight win streak, capped by a decision victory over Peter Irving to maintain his OMMAC title last week. Known as "The One," the 28-year-old is a 5'9" submission specialist from London, England, training with Tsunami Gym. When asked about the signing, Maguire simply said, "It's about time."