Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall Overturned, Fight Declared Majority Draw

Initially declared a split-decision win for Demetrious Johnson and then a majority-decision victory for “Mighty Mouse”, Johnson’s UFC on FX 2 bout with Ian McCall actually turned out to be a majority draw after all. The Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales confirmed after UFC on FX 2 that a tabulation error resulted in the incorrect scores. The mistake was caught too late for the flyweight-tournament fight to go to what would have been a sudden-victory fourth round.

Because of the error, the fight which initially was showered in boos by fans who thought McCall had won will happen again. Currently, the rematch is tentatively slated for April, though clearly frustrated UFC president Dana White said no exact date is set. White, though, confirmed that both competitors will get their win bonuses.

Initially, Johnson was declared the winner via 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28 scores. Later, Johnson was declared the majority-decision victor via 29-28, 29-29 and 29-28 scores. However, according to a commission official, one judge had scored the final round 10-8, which was overlooked during tabulations. So the final scores were 28-28, 29-29, 29-28 (Johnson got the 29-28 score). Had the error been caught in time, Johnson and McCall would have fought an immediate fourth round to determine a winner.

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