After a recent change-up in opponents for Besam Yousef due to injury, the Swede has now been taken off the card due to an injury of his own. British fighter John Maguire has now been tapped to face Yousef’s latest opponent American Matt Riddle.
Riddle was put on the card last week after it was announced that Yousef’s original opponent Stephen Thompson had withdrawn due to a hurt knee.
UFC 154 takes place November 17 at Montreal’s Bell Centre in Canada. Dane Martin Kampmann makes his run at the title with a high-profile bout with Johny Hendricks, so a Nordic fighter will still be on the card. Kampmann’s bout will be the co-main event, under returning chhamp Georges St-Pierre against interim champ Carlos Condit.