UFC on FUEL TV 5 live blog: John Hathaway vs. John Maguire

The second fight on the main card of the UFC on FUEL TV 5 event at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England is John Hathaway vs. John Maguire. This is a welterweight fight, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is scheduled for three, five-minute rounds.

Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee in charge of the action. Maguire opens southpaw, Hathaway orthodox. Both fighters exchanging minor leg kicks and attempted straight punches without much landing. Now Maguire lands a left straight. Hathaway clinches with Maguire after firing punches to close distance and scores a bit on the inside. Hathaway tries a knee tap takedown, but Maguire throws him by using his own momentum. Maguire changes levels and attempts a single along the fence, but Hathaway turns him with an outside cradle.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-10

Round 2: Hathaway walking Maguire down now and takes him down with a body lock takedown. Hathaway stands out of Maguire's open guard and then moves back in, shrugging off a brief triangle attempt. Hathaway moving in and out of Maguire's guard, landing relatively minor shots the entire time. Hathaway gets back on top and this time in side control. Hathaway finishes the round standing out of Maguire's guard kicking his legs.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hathaway

Round 3: Hathaway goes back to stalking Maguire, but misses with a head kick. The fighters trade a few punches, but nothing significant. Then Hathaway lands a right hand. Maguire turns the corner on a single then changes angles and it works. He's in side control now. Hathaway recovers half guard and then full guard. Hathaway lands a few upkicks before the round expires.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hathaway and the fight 30-28 for Hathaway

John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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