“UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall II” took place Friday inside BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
A flyweight semifinal tournament rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson headlined the festivities.
Welterweights Charlie Brenneman and Erick Silva served as the night’s co-featured attraction.
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
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Sean Pierson Defeated Jake Hecht via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Pierson plants him on his back with a single-leg takedown within eight seconds. Hecht scrambles free as they clinch against the cage. Pierson easily trips him to the mat. Hecht landed a couple of elbows off his back to the top of his opponent’s head and Pierson is now bleeding. They get to their feet. Pierson lands a big right hand. Pierson, 10-9.
2ndRound: Pierson continues to punish his body while in the clinch. Hecht eats a left uppercut. Pierson continues to beat him to the punch. Not too much connecting for either fighter. Pierson lands a right hook. Pierson, 10-9.
3rdRound: Hecht secures a single-leg takedown and has over four minutes to work. Quick standup by the ref. Certainly not the most thrilling scrap the Octagon has ever hosted… They clinch against the fence, Hecht connects on a knee to the midsection as they separate. Hecht, 10-9, but loses the bout, 29-28.
Defeated Henry Martinez Defeated Bernardo Magalhaes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Both fighters landing their fair share of punches. Magalhaes’ takedown gets stuffed, but he drops to his back and immediately goes for a knee lock. Martinez manages to gets loose. Close round to score. Magalhaes, 10-9.
2ndRound: Much jousting between the two, but not much landing. It was another tough stanza to score, though this time it was because neither connected on many strikes. Martinez, 10-9.
3rdRound: Magalhaes has been the more active fighter throughout the matchup, so that should mean something when this goes to the cards. And this will go to the judges because neither is unleashing anything that will end the bout. Martinez thwarts a takedown attempt. Magalhaes, 10-9, and takes the contest, 29-28. Both believe they have done enough to win, this will be interesting.
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Buddy Roberts Defeated Caio Magalhaes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
1stRound: Roberts unloads a right haymaker that wobbles his opponent to kick off the festivities. Magalhaes has a body lock and is working hard for a takedown. Roberts reverses and takes the Brazilian down for a brief moment. Magalhaes eats a right hook. Roberts, 10-9.
2ndRound: Magalhaes has him clinched against the cage and is working relentlessly for a takedown. That’s been going on for the last two minutes. Roberts gets free. Not much landing for their fighter. Magalhaes scores on a left just as the horn blares. Magalhaes, 10-9.
3rdRound: Magalhaes takes the center of the cage and is playing the role of the hunter. He gets a body lock and is finally able to secure his first takedown. Roberts got up for a second, but get dragged back down. Robers gets free after his opponent attempted a leg lock. Roberts clocks him with a left. Roberts, 10-9, and likely won, 29-28.
Tim Means Defeated Justin Salas via TKO (Strikes) at 1:06 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Means means business, as he clobbers Salas with a vicious left to the chin. He is giving his opponent the business. Means lands a few knees to the grill while in the clinch. Salas showing great heart, but this should be over soon because he’s still dazed and confused. Means continues his onslaught. It’s a wrap.
Dustin Pague Defeated Jared Papazian via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:21 in the 1stRound
1stRound: They exchange shots in the clinch. Pague trips him to the mat and lands in a favorable full mount position. Pague drops a big elbow. He now takes Papazian’s back with three minutes to go. Pague has a body lock and slaps on a rear-naked choke. Papazian is forced to cry uncle.
Matt Grice Defeated Leonard Garcia via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: Garcia is a little overzealous with his attack and gets planted on his back. Grice is very active with his ground-and-pound. He transitions to a north-south choke. Garcia escapes but is still eating countless shots on the canvas. Grice, 10-9.
2ndRound: Grice immediately dives for a leg, though he can’t secure the takedown. He gets one now and has four minutes to work. Grice is simply smothering him on the ground. Crowd is booing for some reason, it’s not as though he’s laying-and-praying. Grice, 10-9.
3rdRound: Garcia isn’t fighting with a sense of urgency. Certainly not of a man who is about to lose four of five, including three straight. Grice leads him to the ground once again. He stands over him and rains down a big right hand. Garcia gets to his feet, but is taken right back down. That should be the end of “Bad Boy’s” UFC career. Grice cruises, 30-27.
Grice just revealed he broke his left foot after unloading his first kick, and still dominated.
Seth Baczynski Defeated Lance Benoist via Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: Benoist lands a powerful body kick. He trips Baczynski to the mat. Benoist lands an illegal knee and time is called. Game on. Benoist jumps on his opponent, attempting a standing choke to no avail. He tried to trip Baczynski to the ground again, though Baczynski ends up on top and is working his GnP. Benoist, 10-9.
2ndRound: Benoist connects on a kick and follows up with a one-two combo. He lands another accidental illegal knee and time is called. Benoist gets his final warning and the fight resumes. Benoist secures a double-leg takedown. Baczynski scores on an up-kick to the grill. Baczynski finally gets to his feet and is able to take his foe down. Benoist, 10-9, but it was another close frame to score with Baczynski rallying late agian.
3rdRound: Baczynski trying to work the Thai clinch. He lands a knee to Benoist’s mug and he’s bleeding. Benoist is able to score a takedown. He’s gushing blood all over his opponent’s body. Baczynski gets to his feet. Baczynski pulls guard in an attempt for a guillotine choke to no avail. He’s now on his back with half the round remaining. The ref stands them up with one minute to go. Baczynski thows him down. Baczynski, 10-9, but likely lost the scrap, 29-28.
Mike Pierce Defeated Carlos Eduardo Rocha via Split Decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: Pierce has him clinched against the fence and is working hard for a takedown. He finally gets it. Nothing too devastating landed, but Pierce controlled the action during the entire five minutes. Pierce, 10-9.
2ndRound: Rocha comes out more aggressive, though isn’t able to connect on anything. Pierce has him clinched against the cage and gets the takedown. Rocha tries a calf slicer from off his back to no avail. Second verse, same as the first. Pierce is simply smothering him, but isn’t unloading anything big. Pierce, 10-9.
3rdRound: Crowd raining down the loudest boos of the night thus far. Pierce will take a runaway victory, but this performance is far from anything that will catapult him up the welterweight totem pole. Last round mirrors first two. Pierce, 10-9, and runs the table, 30-27.
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Eddie Wineland Defeated Scott Jorgensen via KO (Punches) at 4:10 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: A kickboxing bout has broken out, as they are trading shots in the pocket. Wineland drops him with a straight left. Jorgensen tires to get a takedown to recover, but Wineland manages to get on top. They are back to their feet. Wineland clocks him with a one-two combo. And follows up with a big right. Wineland, 10-9.
2ndRound: Jorgensen secures a brief takedown. He landed something that caused Wineland to gush blood from above his left eye. Wineland is doing a good job of using his reach to keep his opponent at bay. He continues to beat Jorgensen to the punch. Wineland floors him with a nasty right hand and pounces. He’s bringing the pain on the ground and the scrap is called.
Mike Pyle Defeated Josh Neer via KO (Punch) at 4:56 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Pyle plants him on the canvas and is working his GnP. Neer tries a knee bar to no avail. Pyle just active enough to prevent the ref from stepping in. Neer gets to his feet and is unloading punches against the cage. Pyle clocks him with a short right hand and Neer is now planking on the mat.
Erick Silva Defeated Charlie Brenneman via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Brenneman immediately dives for a single-leg takedown and eats a knee to the midsection for his troubles. Brenneman drags him to the ground, but Silva attempts a leg lock and they’re back to their feet. “The Spaniard” is relentless with his takedown attempts. Silva connects on another knee, but it exposed him for a takedown. He wall walks to his feet. Silva unleashing plenty of flashy kicks, landing them sporadically. Silva takes his back. He’s got both hooks in and locks in a rear-naked choke. Game. Set. Match, Silva.
Demetrious Johnson Defeated Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
1stRound: Johnson secured a brief double-leg takedown. McCall is a tad careless with his attack and Johnson floors him with a right hand. He follows him to the ground, but McCall gets back to his feet. Fast and furious action, as expected. Johnson, 10-9.
2ndRound: McCall gets a takedown, but he can’t keep him there for long. McCall lands a nice flurry that sends his opponent back. Johnson takes an accidental kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. McCall secures another takedown, though Johnson bounces right back up. McCall picks him up and slams him to the mat, but once again, “Mighty Mouse” flies right back up to his feet. McCall connects on a spinning elbow as they separate from the clinch. McCall, 10-9.
3rdRound: Johnson gets a takedown and has him pinned against the fence. McCall fights his way to his feet. Johnson tags him with a one-two combo. McCall scores with a knee as they separate off the clinch. Johnson gets a punch-kick combination. Johnson’s footwork is the difference in this rematch. Johnson, 10-9, and takes the fight without the need for sudden death, 29-28.