Round 1: Johnson bouncing back and forth as the two find their range. Johnson gets an underhook and secures the double leg. McCall is able to get back to his feet however. Big right hand downs McCall before they stand in the clinch. Surprising power from “Mighty Mouse” thus far as McCall struggles to find his rhythm. Johnson goes for a takedown and eats a knee from McCall. The two exchange against the cage as the round comes to a close.
Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Johnson
Round 2: McCall getting more aggressive as he gets the double leg takedown but Johnson scrambles right back to his feet. A couple more short shots from McCall wobbles his opponent. A low kick to the groin suspends the fight momentarily. McCall catches Johnson coming in for the double but “Mighty Mouse” gets right back up. Going to take a lot to get one of the UFC’s fastest fighters to the mat. Nice spinning elbow from McCall against the fence as he starts to gain some momentum in the second round.
Fightline scores the round 10-9 for McCall
Round 3: A scrappy fight thus far, McCall and Johnson clinch and throw a few blows in transition. It’s come down to a striker vs. grappler matchup. The two clinch and Johnson throws a nice punch from the break. Johnson catches a legs and lands a few short shots. McCall finds Johnson against the cage and tries to land a few knees that get blocked. A jab, pushkick combo from Mighty Mouse lands nicely. It seems like this one may go a few more rounds.
Fightline scores the round 10-10.
Demetrious Johnson defeated Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).
Tough loss for McCall but Johnson neutralized his wrestling and was a little sharper in the standup. Johnson now faces Joseph Benavidez for the first Flyweight championship in the UFC.