This is the UFC on FX 2 live blog for Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall, a flyweight bout on tonight's UFC event from the Allphones Arena in Sydney Australia.
Johnson (14-2) is coming off a loss in a UFC bantamweight title fight to Dominick Cruz at last October's UFC on Versus. McCall (11-2) makes his UFC debut after capturing the Tachi Palace Fights flyweight belt against Darrell Montague at TPF 10 last August.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Leon Roberts oversees the UFC's inaugural flyweight fight. McCall opens with a leg kick and Johnson answers right back with a flurry. Johnson works his way in but McCall changes levels and takes it to the mat. Johnson defends and reverses his way to the top. The fight stands back up and Johnson charges forward. Johnson is finding a home for his right hand. McCall shoots in and get Johnson down, but only briefly. Johnson tosses out a spinning back-kick and grabs a single leg. A huge right hand lands and McCall stumbles back. Johnson rushes in but "Uncle Creepy" recovers quickly and fights it off. McCall slips a jab and wings another right that misses. The pair trade punches to end the round but nothing lands clean. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for McCall.
Round 2: The second round opens at a furious pace. Johnson changes levels and lands a flurry but McCall eats it and circles out. Johnson chops with lead leg kick and fights off another flurry. McCall charges forward and rockets a kick right into Johnson's groin. Wow, that one looked bad. Johnson takes some time and shakes it off. The action kicks back up with Johnson as the aggressor. "Mighty Mouse" is getting two or three shots into every exchange. Midway through the round and the pace isn't showing any signs of slowing. McCall eats a shot and grins. Johnson pushes forward and delivers a few sharp knees from the clinch. The crowd voices their approval as the action takes the center of the cage. McCall lurches forward and wrestles Johnson to the ground but he pops right back up again. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 3: Both men touch gloves to open the final round. McCall eats a knee as he charges forward, but still manages to secure a takedown. Johnson stays active and squirms his way up, though McCall wastes little time in suplexing him back down. McCall has a body lock on Johnson's back and starts pouring it on. Johnson reverses and stands, but McCall quickly wrestles him back down. McCall transitions into full mount with thirty seconds left. McCall is throwing huge shots and Johnson is just covering up. The crowd explodes as McCall relentlessly rains down punches. McCall is fired up and this one may be stopped. Johnson rolls and survives as the final horn sounds. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for McCall.
UFC on FX 2 results: Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)