Demetrious Johnson Advances to Flyweight Final With Win Over Ian McCall
By FCF Staff
It may have taken three months longer than originally planned, but the UFC finally has an opponent for Joseph Benavidez, as Demetrious Jonson worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Ian McCall tonight to advance to the flyweight tournament finals.
After the two battled to a controversial draw in March, Johnson and McCall once again engaged in a competitive and fast paced bout, but in the end, Johnson outscored his opponent for the semifinal victory.
Johnson will fight Benavidez later this year to determine the UFC flyweight champion.
Here are the results from tonight’s UFC on FX 3 card in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear naked choke) R1, 4:56
Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer via knockout (punch) R1, 4:56
Eddie Wineland def. Scott Jorgensen via knockout (punches) R2, 4:10
Mike Pierce def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
Seth Baczynski def. Lance Benoist via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Grice def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Pague def. Jared Papazian via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:21
Tim Means def. Justin Salas via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:06
Buddy Roberts def. Caio Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Henry Martinez def. Bernardo Magalhaes via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Sean Pierson def. Jake Hecht via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)