John Maguire will make his first post-UFC appearance for Cage Warriors. In the first of a five fight contract, he takes on Philip Mulpeter at Cage Warriors 63.
“Being the Cage Warriors champion is now my aim, and this is the first step on the way to that,” said Maguire. “Philip Mulpeter, you called down thunder. Well, now you’ve got it.”
In September 2012, Maguire joined the UFC and won his first two fights. He then dropped his last three, all via decision, including his final one as a lightweight.
Mulpeter is coming down from welterweight and has fought twice for Cage Warriors. He’s 1-1 for them, finishing Warren Kee over the summer.
Cage Warriors 63 is December 31 from The Helix in Ireland. The main card streams at MMA Junkie following prelims on Facebook. Maguire-Mulpeter will be a 161 pound catchweight contest.