Johnson vs. McCall declared a draw; Scoring error results in rematchPosted on March 2, 2012, 11:43 PM by Joey Santosus
Following the controversial conclusion to their UFC on FX 2 match-up, Flyweight tournament competitors Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall will meet in an immediate rematch.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement at the post-fight press conference immediately following the event.
In what was the promotion's first ever Flyweight bout, Johnson and McCall battled back and forth, each hoping to secure a spot in the tournament final. After 15-minutes of action, it was "Mighty Mouse" who was awarded a shot at the 125-pound strap.
As the crowd erupted in chants of "robbery," however, it became clear that on-lookers didn't agree with the decision announced - and according to Dana White, neither did the judges.
Taking center stage at the press conference, a member of the commission came forward, revealing that an error had been made in scoring the fight. One of the judges' scores should have been a 10-8, and was instead tallied as a 10-9. With the correct score in place, the fight should have been draw, and therefore would have went into a fourth "sudden-death" round.
While it is unclear exactly how the miscalculation took place, the commission representative apologized for the mishap, explaining that he takes "full responsibility." No timeline was offered regarding when the rematch will take place.