After Saturday night, McCall has no need to fear the unemployment line. The Orange County flyweight nicknamed "Uncle Creepy" looked like a man determined to make a point. McCall got the best of his Brazilian opponent in a unanimous-decision victory at Rio's HSBC Arena. The judges' scores were 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.
In a fight mostly contested standing, McCall (12-4-1) stuck and move, finding his range, doing his damage, and getting in and out quick. Santos (27-8-1, 1 NC), who was fighting for the first time at flyweight, had his best round in the second, as he was able to turn it into a bit of a brawl and got the best of those exchange. But McCall righted the ship in the third round, which was a near-repeat of the first.
"Uncle Creepy" won for the first time in four UFC fights. He went to a disputed majority draw with Demetrious Johnson last year in the semifinals of the UFC flyweight title tournament; then lost decisions to Johnson in the rematch and Joseph Benavidez.
Santos dropped to 0-2 in the UFC.