The McCall/ Johnson fight was announced as a split decision in favor of Demetrious Johnson and declared the winner. Later in the evening it was revealed the judges scored it a majority decision instead of a split decision, still making Johnson the winner.
Dana White revealed at the post fight press conference The Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales confirmed the scores were tabulated incorrectly and the fight was scored a majority draw. If scored properly the first time, the fight would have gone to a sudden victory round where fight would have been solely scored on that round only.
Dana White said Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson will get their win bonus and have to fight again at a date to be determined to see who fights Joseph Benavidez for the title.
The final scores were listed as 29-28 For Johnson 28-28, 29-29 as the official decision is now ruled a majority draw.
Categories: Mixed Martial Arts