The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday announced that Southern Florida is the winner of the most recent Hometown Throwdown contest co-promoted with Harley-Davidson, where fans got to vote on the location for a UFC event.
Fans chose Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for UFC on FX 3 on June 8, which will land at the BankAtlantic Center, featuring the flyweight rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
The winner of McCall vs. Johnson will move into the flyweight finals to face Joseph Benavidez for the first-ever UFC flyweight championship at a later date.
“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 8, they will finally finish the fight to determine who is going to fight for the first-ever flyweight title.”
Now fans can continue voting. The UFC is asking fans to select one of three bouts to make it onto the main card televised on FX. Fans can choose between the following three bouts: Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland at bantamweight, Eduardo Rocha vs. Mike Pierce at welterweight, and Lance Benoist vs. Seth Baczynski, also at welterweight.
Go to http://www.ufc.com/hometownthrowdown to cast your vote.
Tickets to UFC on FX 3 go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 13. There are special presales in the preceding days. UFC Fight Club members get a special on-sale date on April 11, while UFC newsletter subscribers can snatch up tickets on April 12.