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.