John Hathaway vs. John Maguire
Round 1: Hathaway moving forward. He delivers an outside leg kick. Maguire answers with one of his own. Hathaway firing off kicks to the legs, body and head. Maguire blocks the head kick. Hathaway closes the distance and lands a knee to the body. Hathaway is dictating the pace. Maguire lands a clean left hand followed by an outside leg kick. Hathaway keeping Maguire on the outside with his reach and kicks. Two minutes remain in the round. Hathaway attempts an ankle pick takedown and gets it but Maguire immediately gets to his feet. Maguire lands a combination. Maguire drops down for a double leg takedown and Hathaway counters it. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway.
Round 2: They touch gloves to start the second stanza. Hathaway stalking Maguire. Maguire works on the outside. Hathaway delivers an outside leg kick. Hathaway lands a front kick to the face of Maguire. Hathaway powers Maguire to the canvas with a body lock takedown. He works in half guard. Hathaway chips away with short punches to the body and head. Maguire gets to full guard. He thinks about a triangle choke but Hathaway sees it coming. Hathaway moves back to half guard and continues to pepper Maguire with shots. Hathaway stands and lands kicks to Maguire’s legs before dropping back down into Maguire’s guard. Hathaway stands and lands kicks to the legs of Maguire. A minute remains on the clock. Hathaway is having his way. He dives back in and moves to side control. Hathaway is putting out a high volume of strikes. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway.
Round 3: Maguire’s corner tells him he needs a finish to win the fight. The final round starts like the others with Hathaway moving forward and landing. He closes the distance and lands a knee to the body of Maguire. Maguire lands a left hand as Hathaway moved in. Hathaway lands a right hand. He pressures with strikes. Maguire can’t get anything going. Hathaway bounces on the outside using his reach. Maguire starts to move forward but as he does, he eats a combination. Maguire secures a single leg takedown with 90 seconds left in the fight. He moves to side control. Maguire lands a couple of elbows. Hathaway gets back to half guard before gaining full guard. Hathaway throwing from the bottom. Maguire stands over him and eats a couple of up kicks. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hathaway.
The judges score the fight unanimously for Hathaway with all three scorecards reading 30-27.