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.
And "Mighty Mouse" will come into their highly-anticipated rematch as the -175 favorite, according to the latest edition of MMA Odds Breaker. "Uncle Creepy" stands as the +145 underdog.
Johnson battled McCall earlier this month at the UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" event 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.
So what's your take on these odds based on the way their first fight ended? And how do you expect the rematch to play out in June? Lots to digest here, Maniacs, let's hear what you've got.