After initially declared a split-decision win for Demetrious Johnson and then a majority-decision victory for the fighter, Johnson's UFC on FX 2 bout with Ian McCall actually turned out to be a majority draw.
The Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales confirmed after UFC on FX 2 that a tabulation error resulted in the incorrect scores.
The mistake was caught too late for the flyweight-tournament fight to go to what would have been a sudden-victory fourth round.
Because of the error, the fight – which initially was showered in boos by fans who thought McCall had won – will happen again. Currently, the rematch is tentatively slated for April, though clearly frustrated UFC president Dana White said no exact date is set.
White, though, confirmed that both competitors will get their win bonuses.
The UFC on FX 2 post-fight press con (see bottom or entire press conference), the responsible Commissione described it as "a bit of an unfortunate situation."
"One judge actually scored the round a 10-8. It was down on the tally card as a 10-9 round, which scored it as a majority win to Johnson. But that 10-8 would have made it into a majority draw. It was on Sal D'Amato's card. Sal wasn't the one that made the error, it was my error.
"It was a bit of an unfortunate situation. I take full responsibility for the error that was incurred. Unfortunately I misread one of the scorecards which were transpired over the tally sheet.
"The fight should have been a majority draw. We should have gone into that fourth round.
"I sincerely apologize to both fighters, to Dana, and to every single fan of the UFC. It's great to see that it's been taken well by both combatants and their looking forward to a rematch hopefully in April. Once again, my sincere apologies to the error that was concerned and all I can do is apologize. I'm very, very sorry."
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