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UFC on FX 2 Bonuses: Johnson vs. McCall Draw Takes Fight of Night

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Martin Kampmann, Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez were each awarded $50,000 bonuses by the UFC following their performances Friday at UFC on FX 2 in Sydney, Australia.

In the Fight of the Night, Johnson and McCall battled three rounds to a controversial finish. Johnson was announced during the event as the winner by majority decision, but UFC president Dana White revealed at the post-fight press conference that the fight was actually a majority draw. The commission miscalculated the score and should have called for the extra sudden victory fourth round. To resolve this error, Johnson and McCall will rematch at a later date to determine an opponent for Benavidez to crown the first-ever UFC flyweight champion. In the mean time, both earned a win bonus and the Fight of the Night bonus.

Benavidez earned Knockout of the Night with his TKO over Yasuhiro Urushitani at 11 seconds of the second round. Benavidez countered a Urushitani kick with a right hand that dropped the Shooto champion. Benavidez finished on the ground with punches to earn himself at shot at the title.

Kampmann won Submission of the Night for his come-from-behind win over Thiago Alves. Trailing on the scorecards, Kampmann needed a finish in the third round to secure the win. Late in the fight, Alves looked to clinch the fight with a takedown. However, Kampmann reversed Alves to latch on a mounted guillotine, forcing the tapout with 48 seconds left in the fight.

According to White, UFC on FX 2 registered the highest gate for a Fight Night event with $2.3 million on an attendance of 14,537.

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