The UFC held its third-ever event in Australia and its second televised event on FX on Friday night. The night saw a bevy of excited fights, perhaps none more thrilling -- and confusing -- than the first-ever UFC flyweight fight.
The 125-pound division had a fiery debut with a knock-down, drag-out fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall, who fights out of Dana Point, California. Johnson, who also goes by the name "Mighty Mouse," appeared to win the first round handily, but the third round absolutely went to McCall in dominant fashion. The second round was the question, but McCall seemed to leave the impression that he was the winner. Bruce Buffer read the scores, which declared Johnson the winner by split decision. The announcement was met with rousing boos by the Australian crowd. It was later revealed, as Bloody Elbow reports, that the fight was actually a draw, but addition and transcription errors led to the incorrect announcement of Johnson as the winner. At the post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight was a draw and that there would be a rematch in April.
Here are the full results of UFC on FX 2:
Preliminary card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight bout: Cole Miller vs. Steven Siler
Siler defeated Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Light Heavyweight bout: James Te Huna vs. Aaron Rosa
Te Huna defeated Rosa via TKO (punches) at 2:08 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou
Philippou defeated McGee via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Flyweight bout: Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani
Benavidez defeated Urushitani via TKO (punches) at 0:11 of round 2.
Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann
Kampmann defeated Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round 3.