Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
Round 1: They exchange leg kicks. Johnson bouncing around on the outside. McCall gets inside and they clinch. Johnson turns him and presses him against the cage. he drops for a double leg and gets it. McCall gets to his feet and Johnson backs out. They exchange right hands. McCall is chasing Johnson. Johnson lands a straight right hand that drops McCall. Johnson follows him to the canvas. McCall gets up and Johnson briefly had his back. McCall looks to be cut on the bridge of his nose. Johnson attempted a body lock takedown but McCall counters it and they’re back to standing. McCall presses Johnson against the cage but Johnson circles out. Johnson goes for a takedown. McCall gets up and Johnson lands a knee to the body while McCall lands a combination to the body. Johnson delivered a kick to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 2: McCall is stalking. He presses forward and gets a double leg takedown. Johnson scrambles up and they’re separated. They clinch and exchange. McCall lands a combination that sends Johnson backward. McCall moves in with a combination. Johnson ties him up and presses him against the cage. They break. Johnson moving in and out. McCall lands a kick to the groin. Johnson is giving time to recover. The fight is restarted after a minute. Johnson moves in and McCall changes levels and takes him down. Johnson gets up but McCall presses him against the cage. McCall works to take his back. He does and slams Johnson to the canvas. Johnson gets up and presses forward landing a combination. They jockey for position along the cage. McCall lands a spinning back elbow on the break. A minutes remains in the round. McCall switches his stance. Johnson lands a right hand. McCall gets a throw in the closing seconds but Johnson immediately gets back up. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for McCall.
Round 3: McCall moving forward. Johnson clinches and lands a knee. They separate. McCall attempts a takedown but Johnson defends it. McCall presses Johnson against the cage. McCall lands a short elbow on the break. Johnson ties him up and drops down for a takedown and gets the double leg. McCall stands but Johnson has his back. Johnson lands a right hand on the break. Three minutes remain. Johnson moves in with a combination. McCall lands a knee to the body as they separated. Johnson catches a leg kick and lands a couple of shots to the body. McCall looking to get the fight to the ground but Johnson shakes it off. Johnson lands a left hook to the body. McCall closes the distance and presses him against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. Johnson circles free and lands a combination ending in a push kick. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Johnson lands a right hand. Johnson drops down for a takedown in the closing seconds. He can’t get it but he presses forward with knees and punches. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
The judges scored the fight for Johnson by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.