Johnson and McCall were all smiles as they tipped the scales in advance of their flyweight semi-final rematch at Thursday's UFC on FX 3 weigh-ins, with "Mighty Mouse" checking in at a trim 125 pounds and "Uncle Creepy" barely edging him at 126 pounds.
Both men went through this song and dance once before, colliding at UFC on FX 2 before a scoring error left the match in a draw and robbed fight fans of what was sure to be a legendary fourth round. This time, however, the flyweights are the headlining showcase, and neither man expects the judges to intervene.
"I'm going to make a prediction," McCall declared. "I'm going to finish him in three (rounds)."
"Good luck," Johnson quickly shot back. "I don't give predictions, but I feel great and it's going to be a great fight tomorrow night."
In the co-main event, welterweight up-and-comer Erick Silva looks to rebound after notching his first loss since 2006, a controversial disqualification at UFC 142. The 27-year-old Silva weighed in at a slim 169 pounds, while his opponent Charlie Brenneman tipped the scale two pounds larger, coming in at 171 pounds.
Preliminary card (FUEL TV):
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha (170.5)
Seth Baczynski (170.5) vs. Lance Benoist (171)
Leonard Garcia (146) vs. Matt Grice (146)
Dustin Pague (136) vs. Jared Papazian (133)
Tim Means (155.5) vs. Justin Salas (156)
Caio Magalhaes (186) vs. Buddy Roberts (185)