UFC On FX 2 Results Recap: Main Card And Flyweight Tournament

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Demetrious Johnson of the USA and Ian McCall of the USA 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)

This week, for our UFC on FX 2 results recaps, we have once again split the card into 3 separate pieces. Earlier, we covered the prelim card, and here is a recap of the main card action. Check back later for the Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann main event.

Overall, UFC on FX 2 was a solid event, with the Flyweight division successfully stealing the show their first time out. It's a shame that those Flyweight bouts will largely be remembered for a huge commission mistake, not for the incredible action inside the cage. But if this is an indication of what the UFC Flyweight division has in store - and I suspect it is - count me in.

Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou

In the main card opener, Constantinos Philippou defeated Court McGee in a Middleweight fight. Philippou took the victory via unanimous decision, with scores of 29-28 on all three judges' scorecards. The difference maker in this fight was Philippou's superior boxing, as he was able to control the fight on the feet, while also avoiding McGee's takedown attempts. Good showing from Costa Philippou, who is now 3-1 in the UFC and 10-2 overall. I'd like to see him against a ranked opponent next time out, though many possible opponents are currently booked. McGee suffers his first loss here, so he won't be going anywhere, but will need a win to reestablish his position next time.

When to watch? Honestly, never. It was a fine fight, but nothing very memorable either way.

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall

In the first of two Flyweight tournament semi-finals, Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall fought to a draw. This result was marred by controversy, as post-fight, the result was announced as a split decision win for Johnson. After the event, it was revealed that the commission made a mistake in writing down the scores, and the correct decision was a majority draw. This is particularly frustrating as the UFC had announced that, in the event of a draw, these Flyweight tournament bouts would go to a sudden death 4th round. It's a shame an error denied us the chance to see that. Johnson and McCall will now rematch in April, once again for a shot at the new UFC Flyweight title.


More on the Johnson vs. McCall Controversy:

Video: Dana White, Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall React

Ian McCall Vs. Demetrious Johnson Scorecard Error

Dana White Says Demetrious Johnson Vs. Ian McCall Was A Draw, Commission Botched Scores


Also unfortunate in all of this is that it overshadows what was a terrific fight. These two men will go down in the record books as having the first ever UFC Flyweight fight, and they absolutely delivered with a fast-paced 15 minute fight that moved from the ground to the feet and throughout the cage.

When to watch? Right now. This was a terrific, terrific fight, well deserving of its Fight of the Night honors. And though the decision error is a shame, the result is that we get 3 more rounds of these two. And that is fine by me.

Check out the rest of the card plus more UFC on FX 2 preview coverage from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

SBN coverage of UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann

Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani

The second Flyweight semi-final was much more straight forward and went pretty much exactly as predicted. Shooto champion Yasuhiro Urushitani provided little challenge for Joseph Benavidez, who won the fight via TKO 11 seconds into round 2. Benavidez is now 16-2 overall and 3-0 in the UFC, while Urushitani drops his overall record to 19-5-6. Next up for Benavidez is the UFC Flyweight title fight against the winner of the Johnson vs. McCall rematch. With this win, expect Benavidez to be the favorite against either man. Urushitani looked like he will struggle in this division, but with only 6 fighters in the division, will the UFC cut him already? It's unlikely.

When to watch? Now. It's not long, ends in a great KO, and sets the stage for what will be a tremendously anticipated Flyweight final.

More Bloody Elbow coverage

Strikeforce and UFC on FX 2: Sunday Morning Perspective - T.P. Grant

UFC On FX 2 Video: Dana White, Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall React - Josh Nason

UFC On FX 2 Results: Winners, Losers, And Other Thoughts - Matthew Roth

UFC On FX 2 Results: Commission Miscues And Not Fighting Dominating Post-Event Talk - Josh Nason

UFC On FX 2 Results: Martin Kampmann Wins But Fails To Impress - Fraser Coffeen

UFC On FX 2 Results: Ian McCall Vs. Demetrious Johnson Scorecard Error - Tim Burke

Thiago Alves Vs. Martin Kampmann Full Fight Video Highlights From UFC On FX 2

Dana White Says Demetrious Johnson Vs. Ian McCall Was A Draw, Commission Botched Scores - Brent Brookhouse

UFC On FX 2: Kampmann Vs. Alves Results And Post-Fight Analysis - Brent Brookhouse

UFC On FX 2 Post-Fight Press Conference Video - Tim Burke

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 142: UFC On FX Results Review - Matt Bishop

UFC On FX 2 Results: Martin Kampmann Chokes Thiago Alves Out In Round Three - Matthew Roth

UFC On FX 2: Kampmann Vs. Alves Live Results And Play-By-Play For FX Main Card - Brent Brookhouse

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

UFC On FX 2 Results: Joseph Benavidez Knocks Yasuhiro Urushitani Out In The Second - Matthew Roth

UFC On FX 2 Results: Demetrious Johnson Wins Controversial Decision Over Ian McCall - Matthew Roth

UFC On FX 2 Results: Constantinos Philippou Hands Court McGee First UFC Defeat - Matthew Roth

UFC On FX 2: Kampmann Vs. Alves Live Results And Play-By-Play For Fuel TV Undercard - Brent Brookhouse

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