BankAtlantic Center in Florida Hosts ‘UFC on FX 3’

Written by Tom Ngo
April 5th, 2012

UFC Bantamweight Demetrious Johnson

After compiling thousands of votes in the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown, fight fans have decided BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will host “UFC on FX 3” on June 8th.

The program allowed fans to submit a city for consideration for a future Octagon event. However, the polls aren’t necessarily closed just yet. Fans can visit ufc.com/hometownthrowdown to determine one scrap that will make it onto the live FX telecast.

Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland, Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs. Mike Pierce and Lance Benoist vs. Seth Baczynski are the three contests up for bidding.

A flyweight semifinal tournament rematch between Demetrious Johnson (Pictured) and Ian McCall headlines the event. The 125-pounders will battle in a three-round affair, with the possibility of a sudden death stanza should the judges deem their bout a draw after 15 minutes.

“I’m excited to bring the UFC back to Florida!” UFC president Dana White said. “The first fight between Johnson and McCall was incredible, and on June 8th, they will finally finish the fight to determine who is going to fight for the first-ever flyweight title.”

FX will broadcast the main card live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here are the athletes slated to appear in the show:

Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist

Henry Martinez vs. Bernardo Magalhaes

Dustin Pague vs. Jared Papazian

Buddy Roberts vs. Caio Magalhaes

Leonard Garcia vs Matt Grice

Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland

Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva

Mike Pyle vs. Josh Neer

Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha

Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson (Three-Rounder w/ Sudden Death)

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