Anxious fans awaiting the UFC’s flyweight final got good news this week when it was revealed the organization is targeting June 1 for the rematch between semifinal stand-outs Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson. The two 125ers met earlier this month at UFC on FX 2 where they fought to a Draw though the presiding official mistakenly calculated the scores to result in a decision win for Johnson.
According to a report from MMAInterviews.TV that has since been confirmed by other outlets, the bout will take place at the Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. Nothing official has been announced thus far by the UFC.
Their original offering was named Fight of the Night with both men getting the better of the other at times including a closing sequence where McCall nearly pounded “Mighty Mouse” out. Considered to be among the best flyweights in MMA, McCall holds an overall record of 11-2 and had won four straight before battling Johnson while his counterpart is 14-2 including wins over Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Miguel Torres.
The winner of Johnson-McCall will face tournament finalist Joseph Benavidez later this year for the right to be named the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion.
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