Johnson earns flyweight title shot
On Friday night in Sunrise, Florida, flyweights Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall squared off to determine the second finalist in the flyweight finals, with Joseph Benavidez being the other finalist. The bout was a rematch after the pair’s first outing ended in a draw, and Johnson was sure to take advantage in his second professional bout at the 125 lb. mark, earning a unanimous decision victory after three competitive rounds.
Also on the card, Erick Silva continued building upon his meteoric rise, earning a submission victory over Charlie Brenneman in the evening’s co-main event, while Mike Pyle and Eddie Wineland each earned knockout wins earlier on the card.
Sean Pierson def. Jake Hecht via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Henry Martinez def. Bernardo Magalhaes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Buddy Roberts def. Ciao Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Tim Means def. Justin Salas via technical knockout at 1:06 of Round 1
Dustin Pague def. Jared Papazian via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:21 of Round 1
Matt Grice def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Seth Baczynski def. Lance Benoist via split-decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Pierce def. Carlos Rocha via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland def. Scott Jorgensen via knockout at 4:14 of Round 2
Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer via knockout at 4:56 of Round 1
Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:33 of Round 1
Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)