Flyweight fighters Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson will give it another go-round this Summer, when they meet in a rematch of their 125lbs tournament bout from UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann early this month.
MMAWeekly/MMAInterviews report that the rematch will take place at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale on June 1 in Las Vegas.
After three rounds of rollicking battle, the bout was officially scored a draw. For this specific instance, the UFC had instituted a sudden death round, so that a clear victor could be named to advance on to the fight for the vacant flyweight title. Instead, an athletic commission official bungled the scores in Johnson’s favor and robbed the MMA world of what would have been a great moment and a great fourth round.
Now, they’ll get their chance to set things right.
McCall (11-2-1), affectionately known as Uncle Creepy, made his UFC debut against Johnson and put on a stellar showing against the former bantamweight contender. Ranked as the top flyweight in the world, McCall was on a four-fight winning streak prior to the draw.
“Mighty Mouse” Johnson (14-2-1) was coming off of a title fight loss to 135lbs champ Dominick Cruz when he met McCall in the cage. He’s hoping that flyweight will provide him a better fit and better chance at capturing UFC gold.