SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Demetrious Johnson of the USA and Ian McCall of the USA fight on the ground at the end of his fight during the UFC On FX flyweight bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Signed, sealed and delivered in less than three weeks.
The semifinals of the first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight tournament will conclude at UFC on FX 3 on June 8, 2012, when Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall run back their initial (and controversial) 125-pound encounter.
Barring any more simple math mistakes, of course.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion tonight confirmed the bout and the date; however, the location is still unknown because it will be determined by fan votes in the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown contest. It was previously rumored to take place at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale on June 1, 2012, which clearly turned out to be a premature/incorrect report.
"Mighty Mouse" and "Uncle Creepy" first mixed it up at the UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" event this past March 2, 2012, in Sydney, Australia. After three close rounds, the two should have went to a fourth, sudden victory round to determine a winner.
However, a scoring error led to the result incorrectly being read a victory in favor of Johnson immediately after the frenetic 15 minutes finished. It was later determined that the ringside judges actually scored it a draw.
The winner of the bout between Johnson and McCall will take on Joseph Benavidez later this year to determine the first-ever UFC 125-pound champion. On that same night in the "Land Down Under," Benavidez brutalized Yasuhiro Urushitani to punch his ticket to the finals on the other side of the four-man bracket.