Before he won the UFC flyweight title and was booked for Saturday’s UFC on FOX 8 headliner, Demetrious Johnson first needed to get by Ian McCall.

Twice, in fact.

In March 2012 the two fighters were part of a four-man tournament to determine the UFC’s first-ever 125-pound champion. However, a rematch of their opening-round matchup was booked after the first fight ended in a majority draw (and after a scoring error was caught too late to force the contracted sudden-victory fourth round).

Check out the video above to see the rematch, which took place at UFC on FX 3 in June 2012. And catch Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) in action on Saturday, when he meets John Moraga (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in his second title defense.

For the latest on UFC on FOX 8, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anthony Johnson gets wish, meets Ryan Bader in UFC on FOX 18 headliner on Jan. 30

  • 21 days ago

Anthony Johnson campaigned hard for a matchup with fellow UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader. His desire has come to fruition in the form of a five-round main event at UFC on FOX 18. Filed un read news >>

How Jon Jones' humor, fight IQ are helping Holly Holm for UFC 193 headliner

  • 22 days ago

LOS ANGELES – While Jon Jones continues to rehab his image and prepare for his eventual return to the cage, the former champion is getting high praise from a notable teammate.Filed under: Featured Vi read news >>

Ian McCall is co-managing a medical marijuana facility, could walk away from MMA

  • 22 days ago

In December UFC flyweight Ian McCall will embark on a business venture that he said could eventually end his career with the industry-leading promotion.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highl read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum, Neil Magny react to their new UFC Fight Night 78 headliner

  • 22 days ago

Neil Magny is stepping in on late notice to fight fellow welterweight Kelvin Gastelum, but don’t expect much in the way of trash-talk heading into the fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC headliner Dan Henderson finds 'passed-out drunk' guy in hotel room

  • 23 days ago

If Dan Henderson is trying to cut out distractions ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 77 headliner, his hotel isn’t doing him any favors.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Matt Brown Injured, Out of UFC Fight Night 78 Headliner

  • 23 days ago

The UFC Fight Night 78 card received a major blow on Monday, as main eventer Matt Brown had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. read news >>

The Comeback: UFC loses headliner, Cormier's new deal, Holm responds to Rousey

  • 23 days ago

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Monday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bella read news >>

Matt Brown says he's out of UFC Fight Night 78 headliner vs. Kelvin Gastelum

  • 23 days ago

Less than three weeks before their fight in Mexico, Matt Brown is out of his welterweight main event against Kelvin Gastelum.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77 headliner Dan Henderson: The underdog to end all underdogs

  • 24 days ago

Going into Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 77 main event against Vitor Belfort in Brazil, Dan Henderson will fight as an underdog for the 10th straight time. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: UFC Headliner Rose Namajunas

  • 25 days ago

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast featuring new UFC Fight Night 80 headliner Rose Namajunas and all the week's hottest MMA news. read news >>