Quick Twitt | Dana White Confirms Officials Error | McCall vs. Johnson A Draw, Will Now Rematch
As the photo shows, Demetrious Johnson clearly won based on the scores of two judges, but this is an error. The man responsible for making this sheet that Bruce Buffer announces from made a huge and terrible mistake that greatly affected the outcome of the UFC’s flyweight tournament.
Jude Sal D’Amato actually scored the bout 28-28 (a draw), he gave the first two rounds to Johnson but scored the third for McCall via 10-8. This was the error made on the scorecard featured above.
The second judge scored the first round a 10-10, scored the second a 10-9 for Johnson and the third a 10-9 for McCall making his total score 29-29 (a draw).
The third judge actually scored the bout for Johnson as the victor. He gave the first two rounds to “Mighty Mouse” and the last to McCall. His score was 29-28 for Johnson.
Despite the one judge scoring it for Johnson, with the other two scores deemed a draw this fight should have gone to the fourth round to determine a clear winner.