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McCall vs. Johnson Controversy: Scorecard Mistake Prevents OT Round, Fight Ruled a Draw

During UFC on FX 2 the first-ever flyweight fight in UFC history between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall appeared to end in a controversial decision for Johnson.

However, UFC president Dana White announced after the fight that bout was actually scored a  majority draw and that a scorecard error led to the fight being incorrectly announced a split decision for Johnson.

The bout was actually scored a majority draw (28-28,29-28,29-29) and the commission has taken full responsibility for the mistake. The mistake was made on the commission’s official scorecard after judge Sal D’Amato turned in 10-8 score for round 3 that was recorded as a 10-9. The mistake had even more weight on it due to the bout having an “overtime” round built in to prevent a draw from happening.

An irate White indicated that the UFC was hoping to have a rematch in April. UFC 145 would be the most likely card for the rematch.

Be sure to check out our full UFC on FX 2 coverage including play-by-playlive results, and the event’s bonuses.


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