After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Joseph Benavidez (Pictured), Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall and Martin Kampmann each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday night at “UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann.”
After 15 back-and-forth minutes, Johnson was temporarily awarded with a majority decision win over McCall in the first flyweight fight in UFC history. However, upon further review, one of the official’s scorecards was tallied incorrectly and the scrap should have been a majority draw. Either way, both were awarded with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
Benavidez was a heavy favorite to take the four-man 125-pound tournament entering The Land Down Under, and proved it by knocking out Yasuhiro Urushitani in the 2ndRound of the co-main event.
It appeared Kampmann was well on his way to a unanimous decision defeat, but he rallied to catch Thiago Alves in a guillotine choke with less than a minute remaining in the show’s featured attraction.
UFC on FX 2 took place inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Fight of the Night:
Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Martin Kampmann ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Joseph Benavidez ($50,000)