When an official incorrectly tallied the scores from this month’s flyweight fight at UFC on FX 2 between Demetrious Johnson (14-2) and Ian McCall (11-2) it not only cost one man a win but also robbed fans of an opportunity to see the two talented 125ers go at it for one more round to do away with a tournament Draw. While little positive came from the result, the thin silver lining around the situation pertains to the world now getting a chance to see McCall-Johnson go at it a second time with the possibility of another fast-paced fifteen minutes full of back-and-forth action on the horizon.
Perhaps even better, that rematch now has a date/location in place, as it appears McCall-Johnson will settle their semifinal score on June 1 in Las Vegas at the Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. The winner will then go on to face semifinal winner Joseph Benavidez for the honor of being named the UFC’s first flyweight champion.
The scrap’s specifics were first reported by MMAInterviews.TV and have since been confirmed by multiple other outlets. The UFC has yet to comment on the matter.
Though their Fight of the Night showing will be hard to top it certainly won’t be impossible given the ability possessed by both men. Johnson and McCall are both extraordinarily quick with a well-rounded attack and cardio for days. Prior to their first fight McCall had won four straight, while Johnson was coming off a decision loss to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz after racking up wins over the likes of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Miguel Torres.
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