By Hobson Lopes,

When Demetrius "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall stepped into the Octagon on March 3 at UFC on FX 2, it was supposed to be the beginning of the exciting flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. When their three round battle was complete, the judges awarded the victory to Johnson, only because of a judging error. This error was noticed after the fight and the fourth round was supposed to take place in case of a draw. After the blunder, a rematch was in order to decide who will compete against Joseph Benavidez for the inaugural UFC flyweight title and that fight will be UFC on FX 3.

Johnson is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and the flyweight division appeared to be made for him and Benavidez. At 14-2-1, Johnson has used his speed and incredible talent to take on and defeat some of the best fighters in the sport. Former WEC bantamweight standout Miguel Angel Torres, Kid Yamamoto and Damacio Page were all beat by Johnson. The only hiccups in his career have been to Brad Pickett and Dominick Cruz.

The 27-year-old McCall went from an unknown commodity for many, to a popular fighter who many felt won the fight. At 11-2-1, McCall had won four in a row since losing to Cruz at WEC 38 before the fight with Johnson. During the fight with Johnson, he displayed great all-around skills and while many counted him out before hand, he showed that he belongs in the UFC. Not to mention, he and his mustache have become one of the most popular fighters on Twitter, scoring more than 8,000 followers to watch his 6,000 tweets.

Also announced for the UFC on FX 3 card, which will be held on June 8, is a bantamweight showdown between Dustin Pague and Jared Papazian. The 10-5 Pague was a contestant on "The Ultimate Fighter" and could be fighting for his UFC career after losing his debut fight with John Albert. Papazian may be in the same situation as Pague, needing a victory after losing his UFC debut to Mike Easton.

For a look at the best fights for some of the most popular fighters in the UFC and 2011 division recaps, go here.

More from this contributor:

Ronda Rousey the new Face of WMMA

Interview with Invicta FC VP/Owner, Shannon Knapp

What's next for Quinton Jackson Following UFC 144 Loss?

2011 MMA Awards

Who will replace MMA stars of yesterday?

Hobson Lopes has been a fan of mixed martial arts since the days of Tank Abbott and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.

Note: This article was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Sign up here to start publishing your own sports content.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Diego Sanchez: At UFC Fight Night 98, Mexican fans gave me a second and third wind

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

MEXICO CITY – By the third round of his fight with UFC newcomer Marcin Held, it was clear Diego Sanchez had more gas in the tank.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Fight Night Mexico City: Fantasy rewind

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC fans made their predictions ahead of Fight Night Mexico City - but were they correct? We look at all the prefight picks and see what really happened on fight night. read news >>

Conor McGregor Mobbed by UFC Fans in New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 52 views

Everywhere he goes in the Big Apple, Conor McGregor is swarmed by fans. That was no more apparent than when he was trying to get to UFC 205 Ultimate Media Day. read news >>

Liz Carmouche: Nothing compares to debut vs. Ronda Rousey, but UFC 205 still huge

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

NEW YORK – For many fans, UFC women’s bantamweight Liz Carmouche will go down in history as the first octagon opponent of Ronda Rousey. But for her, there’s another piece of history she wants to capt read news >>

We asked UFC 205 fans to predict McGregor vs. Alvarez – and then immediately regretted it

  • 23 days ago
  • 18 views

NEW YORK – Fight fans have packed New York for Saturday’s big UFC 205 event, and they’ve made their presence known. Loudly.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Disappointed, Slams Irish Fans (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 19 views

Half Irish himself, UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez got fired up and slammed the Irish fans at the UFC 205 Pre-Fight Conference. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Wants Conor McGregor Fans to Pipe Down at UFC 205 Weigh-Ins

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

To the very end of the UFC 205 promotional period, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez took every possible opportunity to get under the other's skin. The weigh-ins closed with a staredown between the UF read news >>

UFC 205 draws 20,427 fans in New York City debut, smashes gate record with $17.7 million

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

NEW YORK – Saturday’s UFC 205 event drew an announced attendance of 20,427 and a live gate of $17.7, which shattered the UFC’s previous live gate record and set a new venue record for Madison Square read news >>

Cam’ron Says the UFC Used His Song “Welcome to New York City” Without Permission | FIGHTLAND

  • 19 days ago
  • 3 views

As most die-hard fans know, the UFC is quick to take pirated footage off of the Internet. All major sports organizations do it, and no matter how annoying it is for that gif you posted on your favori read news >>

Cam’ron Says the UFC Used His Song “Welcome to New York City” Without Permission | FIGHTLAND

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

As most die-hard fans know, the UFC is quick to take pirated footage off of the Internet. All major sports organizations do it, and no matter how annoying it is for that gif you posted on your favori read news >>