The much-anticipated rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson has been set, with MMAWeekly reporting that the two flyweights will meet this June in a repeat of their UFC on FX 2 flyweight tournament fight.
McCall and Johnson battled to a draw at UFC on FX 2 and, under special tournament rules, should have been allowed to compete in a fourth, sudden death round, but were deprived of that opportunity by The New South Wales Combat Sports Authority. The bout was incorrectly reported as a decision in Johnson's favor by a NSWCSA official and, as a result of the error, a rematch was scheduled.
The winner of the rematch will go on to face Joseph Benavidez -- who defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani on the other side of the bracket -- for the vacant UFC flyweight title.
Ranked the number one flyweight in the world, McCall (11-2-1) made his UFC debut against Johnson and looked very impressive in the process, running away with the fight in the third and unfortunately final round. The draw interrupts a four-fight run that Uncle Creepy had going.
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson (14-2-1) dropped to flyweight after failing to wrest the bantamweight title from UFC champion Dominick Cruz. Johnson was long ago pegged as a fighter to watch should the UFC ever implement the flyweight division, which he is very clearly more suited to than bantamweight.
McCall and Johnson are set to do battle on June 1 at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale in Las Vegas.
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