The bad news for Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson is because of a scoring error they have to rematch in June to find out who will face Joseph Benavidez for the first ever UFC flyweight championship.

If there is a silver lining of good news for the two fighters it’s that they get to headline the upcoming UFC on FX 3 show on June 8.

UFC President Dana White confirmed that the rematch between McCall and Johnson will indeed be the main event for the June 8 show, but unlike other headliners it will be a three round fight.

“They would never fight a five round fight. It’s not going to happen. Because if they fought a five round fight and it was a draw, they’d have to go to a sixth round. It’s a three round fight, if it goes to a draw, and they add it up as a draw, it will go to a fourth round,” White explained on Tuesday.

“It is the main event, it’s going to main event. It’s the main event, those guys deserve to be the main event and especially the way that everything went down. As great as that fight was, and it will be a three round because if it goes to a draw it will be a four round fight.”

The June 8 card is slated to be UFC on FX 3, although the location and venue for the event have yet to be announced.

White stated that the Harley-Davidson contest where fans could vote for their city to be the host location has closed, and an announcement should be coming shortly where the upcoming show will be held.

The only clue White would give is that it’s a city they have not been to in some time.

McCall and Johnson will rematch to decide who will face Benavidez later this year to determine the first ever 125lb champion in UFC history.

The first fight between McCall and Johnson ended originally with Johnson declared as the winner, but then an error was discovered that revealed the fight should have ended in a draw.

Now, McCall and Johnson will do it all over again as this time they headline UFC on FX 3, to finally decide who moves on in the flyweight tournament.

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