UFC on FX 3 was part of the Harley Davidson sponsored ‘Hometown Throw down’ competition where fight fans had the ability to choose and vote for the venue that the UFC would take the event to. “The Sunshine State” of Florida came out on top in the voting with Ft. Lauderdale being the winning “hometown” to host the fight card.
Headlining the fight card will be the flyweight rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrius Johnson, with the winner going on to fight for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship against Joseph Benavidez. Also slated for the televised portion is Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva and Mike Pyle taking on Josh Neer. There was one last spot for a fight to make it on to the television and the decision was once again left in the hands of the fans. Three fights were in contention to be moved to the main card: Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland, Mike Pierce vs Calos Eduardo Rocha and Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist.
It appears that the votes have been tallied and the fans have voted the sure to be exciting bantamweight clash between Scott Jorgensen and Eddie Wineland on to the FX airing. Eddie Wineland confirmed the voting results via twitter earlier today.
UFC on FX 3 will take place in Ft. Lauderdale at the Bank Atlantic Center on June 8.
Full card listing:
- Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson
- Mike Pyle vs. Josh Neer
- Erick Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman
- Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
- Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland
- Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist
- Dustin Pague vs. Jared Papazian
- Henry Martinez vs. Bernardo Magalhaes
- Buddy Roberts vs. Caio Magalhaes
- Leonard Garcia vs. Matt Grice
The Bank Atlantic Center has a part in MMA history as the location where Seth Petruzelli knocked out Kimbo Slice in the main event of the Elite XC:Heat event in October 4, 2008.