UFC On FX: Ian McCall Vs. Demetrious Johnson Fight Metric Report

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UFC on FX 2 is host to the first Flyweight tournament. In the first fight Demetrious Johnson won a fairly controversial split decision over Ian McCall. The judges scored the fight 29-28 x2 for Johnson and 29-28 for McCall. After the fight there was some discussion on twitter if the third round should have been a 10-8 for McCall after he dominated Johnson on the ground for the final three minutes.

The UFC's official statistics company Fight Metric compiled the striking and takedowns from the three round fight and it reflects what many on twitter already felt. According to Fight Metric, Ian McCall completed 4 of 9 takedown attempts and out struck Johnson 139-103. Johnson had the advantage in significant strikes, outlanding McCall 75 to 61.

Demetrious Johnson advanced to the Flyweight finals with the win over McCall. Ian McCall left the cage after feeling he was cheated out of a decision.

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Update: Just after this went up, it was announced that the scores were announced incorrectly. Johnson won by majority, not split, decision. One judge saw the fight even at 29-29 and the other two saw it 29-28 for Johnson.

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