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.
The second flyweight bout of the night saw Joseph Benavidez -- who fights out of Sacramento -- pick up a win over Yasuhiro Urushitani by TKO on strikes at the beginning of the second round.
In the main event, Martin Kampmann choked out Thiago Alves in the final minute of the third round of their welterweight fight.
Here are the full results of UFC on FX 2:
Preliminary card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight bout: Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda
Pineda defeated Semerzier via submission (triangle armbar) at 2:05 of round 1.
Welterweight bout: T.J. Waldburger vs. Jake Hecht
Waldburger defeated Hecht via submission (armbar) at 0:55 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Kyle Noke vs. Andrew Craig
Craig defeated Noke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Featherweight bout: Cole Miller vs. Steven Siler
Siler defeated Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Light Heavyweight bout: Anthony Perosh vs. Nick Penner
Perosh defeated Penner via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of round 1.
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: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
Johnson and McCall fought to a majority draw (28-28, 29-29, 29-28). The fight was initially incorrectly scored as a majority decision win for Johnson.
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.