SUNRISE, Fla. – UFC on FX 3 takes place this evening at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and features a flyweight top contender match-up between Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall in the main event.
For UFC fans watching at home, the action kicks off at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) with two preliminary card bouts on Facebook, then moves to Fuel TV at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). Main card action kicks off at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on FX.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening. In addition to tonight’s fight card results, be sure to check out all our UFC on FX 3 exclusive pre-fight interviews and coverage.
UFC on FX 3 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FX)
- Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:33)
- Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (1:56)
- Eddie Wineland Scott Jorgensen by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (4:10)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
- Mike Pierce def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
- Seth Baczynski def. Lance Benoist by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x 2)
- Matt Grice def. Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Dustin Pague def. Jared Papazian by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:21)
- Tim Means def. Justin Salas by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:06)
- Buddy Roberts def. Caio Magalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Henry Martinez def. Ricardo Magalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
- Sean Pierson def. Jake Hecht by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
UFC on FX 3 play-by-play:
(155) Bernardo Magalhaes vs. Henry Martinez
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Shoot for a single by Bernardo, Martinez shrugs him off. Martinez inching forward, throws a few shots as Magalhaes dodges and defends and punches back. Nothing landing. Leg kick from Magalhaes. Martinez with a couple nice counter shots after a left hand from Magalhaes. Martinez backing Magalhaes up and they have a few brief punch exchanges, some punches landing for both but nothing too big. Magalhaes shoots, pulls guard and grabs a leg but Martinez is able to escape to his feet. Leg kick from Martinez. Left hand. Leg kick. Martinez still stalking and Magalhaes playing the counter game. PMN scores the round 10-9 Martinez.
Round 2 – Couple punch exchanges, nothing much landing solid. Right counter from Magalhaes snaps Martinez’s head back, then lands a leg kick. Shoots for a single, shrugged off by Martinez. One two from Magalhaes. Left hand from Martinez partially scores. Front kick from Magalhaes. Right hand from Martinez scores.Under two minutes. Lots of empty seats cageside for these prelim bouts. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Magalhaes.
Round 3 – Martinez’s corner told him he was dominating… that’s ridiculous. Both fighters have been far from dominating. Leaping knee to the body from Magalhaes scores. Front kick to the body from Magalhaes. Leg kick from Magalhaes. Right hand, spinning side kick. Leg kick from Martinez. Front kick from Magalhaes, leg kick. Leg kick from Magalhaes. Right hand connects from Magalhaes. Leg kick. Magalhaes shoots, stuffed. One two counter from Martinez. Spinning back kick from Magalhaes misses, then throws a leaping knee maybe partially scoring. Magalhaes shoots, pulls guard to try and grab a leg but Martinez has none of it and they go back to boxing as time runs out. PMN scores the round 10-9 Martinez and the fight 29-28 for Martinez. Close fight and not a lot of power shots scoring.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Henry Martinez def. Ricardo Magalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
(185) Caio Magalhaes vs. Buddy Roberts
Round 1 – Buddy hurts Magalhaes with a big right hand on the temple. High kick to the body. Magalhaes seems to have recovered from the punches. Leg kick from Magalhaes, overhand right misses. Another right from Roberts scores. High kick from Magalhaes is blocked, he shoots, pushes Roberts to the cage, looking for the single as Roberts gives him some shots to the head. He picks Roberts up, but he lands on his feet. Stays with it and puts Roberts down, he bounces right up and Magalhaes stayaing on him, clinched against the cage. Both these guys are making their debuts in the Octagon. Magalhaes goes for the takedown, Roberts takes his back but lets it go and stands up. Big leg kick from Magalhaes, misses a high kick. Misses a huge left hook as he goes head hunting with powerful shots. Roberts goes for a crane kick to the face but Roberts gets out of the way. Right counter from Magalhaes but Roberts fires back with a right and a leg kick. Big right from Magalhaes backs up Roberts at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Roberts.
Round 2 – Magalhaes’ corner tells him he lost the round by a small advantage. Nice right from Magalhaes. Magalhaes shoots. Has Roberts against the cage. Magalhaes picks him up but can’t get him down. Roberts sprawls and they square back up. Weak back kick from Magalhaes. Leg kick from Roberts. Right hand from Roberts. Leg kick from Roberts. Left right from Roberts. Left kick from Roberts, Magalhaes comes in and gets hit with the knee. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Roberts.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Magalhaes. Left hand from Roberts. Magalhaes misses a round kick and a spinning kick. Front kick from Roberts. Again. Magalhaes throws up his hands as Roberts evades. Left hand from Roberts, push kick. Magalhaes shoots for a double and gets the takedown. Roberts back against the cage and gets right up. Magalhaes picks him up and sets him on his back and lands inside full guard. Roberts makes his way to his feet, lands an uppercut, a right and a head kick. Magalhaes looks stunned. Right hand from Roberts. Magalhaes stalking. Left from both guys. Left from Magalhaes. Push kick from Roberts, jumping knee. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Roberts.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Buddy Roberts def. Caio Magalhaes by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
(155) Tim Means vs. Justin Salas
Round 1 – Salas misses an overhand right, throws a leg kick that misses and gets countered with a big left to the chin that rocks Salas. Means stays on the attack, lands several knees from the Thai clinch. Salas trying to recover and eats more punches. He shoots in, Means sprawls, holds Salas down with a knee and puts one hand on the back of his head, pushing his face into the canvas and finishes him off with punches to the side of the head until the referee steps in. Very impressive win by “The Dirty Bird”.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tim Means def. Justin Salas by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:06)
(135) Dustin Pague vs. Jared Papazian
Round 1 – Papazian takes the center, lands a counter right after a taking a leg kick. Pague with another leg kick, another. Blocks a right hook. He grabs a Thai clinch as Papazian throws several hooks. Pague trips Papazian to the ground and lands in full mount. Elbow to the face, another to the forehead from Pague. Papazian trying to escape, turns, gives up his back as Pague locks on a body triangle. Now switches to hooks, with his back to the cage, looking for that choke as Papazian defends. Switches back to the body triangle. Pague gets his arm under the chin of Papazian, he squeezes and Mr. Papazian taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dustin Pague def. Jared Papazian by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:21)
(145) Leonard Garcia vs. Matt Grice
Round 1 – Grice stalking, Garcia circling. Grice swings and misses with a one two. Two peas and a biscuit from Garcia. One two from Garcia. Grice gets a takedown, now inside full guard. If you see our pre-fight interview with Garcia he said he would be looking for chain submission if it goes to the ground. Nice couple punches from Grice. He moves Garcia closer to the cage. Grice in half guard now. Grice staying busy with the ground and pound. Grice goes to side mount, then north-south and locks on the north-south choke. Garcia escapes gives up his back briefly, now back on his back with Grice on top in half, now full guard. He postures up with big elbows. Garcia looks for an armbar, Grice pulls out. Big elbows from Grice. Nice punches from Grice, dominating from top position.Three nice punches from Grice. Complete domination and that’s a 10-8 round as I see it.
Round 2 – Grice goes for a takedown. Garcia defends but eats some punches. One two swing from Garcia and Grice uses that as an opening for the takedown and uses a double leg to quickly and powerfully put Garcia on his back. Grice postures up with elbows and punches and moves to half guard. Garcia with butterfly guard. Grice back to half guard. Big shoulder strike from Grice. Punches to the thighs from Grice. Left hand to the face followed by some right elbows. Grice postures up with punches, now elbows and more punches. Grice shutting down the BJJ of Garcia. No chain-submissions here. In fact, he’s only tried one submission. PMN scores the round 10-8 for Grice.
Round 3 – Body kick from Grice. This is certainly not the same Garcia the fans are used to. Garcia swings and misses. Grice shoots and finally Garcia is able to stuff it. Grice lands a one two on the break. Garcia gets countered with a left hook. Garcia with a big left hook and Grice uses that to duck under for a double leg. Perfect timing a la GSP. Grice postures up with a huge right hand, lays inside full guard. Moves to half guard and returns to ground and pound. Garcia somehow gets to his feet, swings and misses, again. Throws a high knee and Grice puts him right back down. I think Garcia may have landed eight punches this whole fight. Grice postures up with punches. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-25 for Grice.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Grice def. Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
(170) Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist
Round 1 – Baczynski ducks a high kick. Benoist with a right hand. Baczynski lands a head kick. Big body kick from Benoist. Benoist with a knee to the body and a takedown. Baczynski with full guard, lands a couple elbows off his back. Baczynski starts to make his way to his feet while against the cage. Benoist lands an illegal knee to the face. Ref gives him a little time to recover. He seems okay. Baczynski comes out swinging. Benoist trips to the ground, gets up. He jumps guard, tries to move around to his back and then puts his feet back on the ground. Leg kick from Benoist. Spinning kick from Benois. Failed takedown attempt from Benoist, Baczynski now on top and landing punches. Baczynski in half guard, postures up, eats an up kick and lays inside full guard. Postures back up with a punch or two before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Seth Baczynski.
Round 2 – Benoist’s corner told him to “focus”. Benoist with a head kick, partially blocked. They trade punches, Baczynski shoots, takes another illegal knee to the head but does not seem affected by it and Benoist just gets another warning. Benoist gets a takedown, now inside full guard. Benoist postures up. Dives in with punches as Baczynski lands an up kick. Benoist lays back inside full guard. Benoist stands over Baczynski, kicks his thighs. Lays back in guard. Benoist tries to pass guard. Baczynski gets to his knees and feet. Jumping knee from Baczynski as Benoist looks for a kimura, lets it go. Baczynski postures up with punches before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Benoist
Round 3 – Baczynski with the Thai clinch. Now Benoist with the clinch, gets the takedown but Baczynski pops right back up and lands a knee from the clinch and Benoist’s face is a bloody mess. Baczynski ends up on his back with Benoist in full guard working the ground and pound with elbows and punches. Under 2:00 to go. Ref stands them up. Body kick and jumping knee from Benoist; neither land solid. Baczynski tosses Benoist to the ground and lays on some ground and pound from side control until the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Baczynski and the fight 29-28 for Baczynski.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Seth Baczynski def. Lance Benoist by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x 2)
(170) Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Round 1 – Leg kick from Rocha, right from Pierce, clinch. Knee from Rocha. Knee to thigh from Pierce, Rocha returns same. Pierce pushes him to the cage. Knee to thigh from Pierce. Again. Rocha with wrist control. Knee to body from Pierce. Knee to thigh from Rocha. Pierce gets the takedown. Rocha looks for an omoplata type position but Pierce pulls out and stands up. Head kick from Rocha, blocked. Pierce returns a head kick. Pierce shoots for a high crotch, lets it go after putting Rocha against the cage. 1:04 to go. Pierce with a right elbow, leaning on Rocha against the cage. Pierce drops levels and dumps Rocha with a double leg. Rocha throws up his legs. Pierce stands and ref lets Rocha up. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Pierce.
Round 2 – Pierce’s coach wants more ground and pound action when he gets a takedown. Pierce ties up pushing Rocha to the cage. He backs out. One two high kick from Rocha, blocked. Pierce shoots but Rocha defends the takedown. Pierce pushing to the cage. Rocha goes for a leg; possibly a calf slicer. Pierce lands a couple nice punches while Rocha is on his back looking to make something happen. Pierce staying busy with punches but Rocha firing back with punches of his own from bottom. 1:00 to go. Rocha gives up his back, gets to his feet. Pierce pushes him to the cage. Rocha attempts a trip, no dice. A few boos at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Pierce. Rocha’s corner tells him he needs a KO or submission.
Round 3 – Clinch up, Pierce pushes him to the cage. Ref wants action. Left hook from Pierce, shoots, stuffed. Pierce still leaning on Rocha. Ref separates them. Pierce uses a high single to put Rocha on his back. Pierce lands a nice right, body shot. Pierce with several elbows and keeps the ground and pound going until time runs out. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Pierce.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mike Pierce def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
How any judge could give all three rounds to Rocha makes no sense whatsoever.
(135) Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland
Round 1 – Jorgensen goes for a body shot but Wineland counters to the head. Jorgensen with a short right. Clinch, exchange of knees. Left from Jorgensen, right from Wineland. Leg kick from Jorgensen. Nice overhand right from Jorgensen but gets countered with a right, and another right. Leg kick Jorgensen. Nice jab from Jorgensen. Wineland fires back. Inside leg kick from Jorgensen. Nice right from Wineland. Wineland drops Jorgensen witha stiff jab. Wineland clinches, pushes Jorgensen to the cage and uses a trip takedown. Wineland postures up with punches. Jorgensen gets up, eats an uppercut and punches. Left from Jorgensen. Left right right from Wineland. Right from Jorgensen but Wineland rocks him with a right. PMN scores round 10-9 for Wineland.
Round 2 – Jorgensen with a takedown but Wineland bounces right up and they go to boxing. Inside leg kick from Wineland. Wineland is cut over his left eye, likely from a knee coming up from the takedown. Right, right from Wineland. Again and it snaps Jorgensen’s head back. Jorgensen with a takedown but Wineland pops right up. Body shot from Wineland. Wineland slips to the ground but regains his balance. Right hand from Wineland. Jorgensen knocks Wineland’s mouthpiece out. Jorgensen shoots, stuffed. Left from Wineland. Right from Wineland. Crowd cheers at the action. Wineland uses a double left jab then drops Jorgensen with a big right cross, only a :50 seconds left and Wineland finishes him off with a couple more shots but Jorgensen was finished. Beautiful fight and big power for a bantamweight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Eddie Wineland Scott Jorgensen by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (4:10)
During Wineland’s post fight interview you can see his brain through the big gash over his left eye.
(170) Josh Neer vs. Mike Pyle
Round 1 – Excited for this fight maybe more than any other on this card. Overhand right from Pyle, body shot. Neer stalking. Pyle puts Neer on his back, inside his full closed guard. Pyle postures up, left hand to the face. Pyle tries to mount, moves to side control. Butterfly guard from Neer. Neer grabs a heel hook, Pyle breaks out. Incredible technical fight. Neer with full guard. Punches off his back. Throws up a triangle attack. Pyle gets out. Neer goes for an armbar. Pyle pulls out. 2:00 to go. Neert throws up for an armbar again. Pyle is out lands a right coming in. Neer gets to his feet. Grabs a high single. Pyle is off balance. Eats a body shot. Right hand from Pyle. They trade nice punches. Thai clinch from Pyle, lands a couple knees. Neer with some Diaz-esque boxing. Big body shots from Neer looking just like the Diaz boys. Left right from Neer but Mike Pyle lands a huge right and that drops Neer face first to the canvas and he is out. Huge win for Mike Pyle. Wow! Very very impressive. KO of the night and KO of the Year candidate in my book. Damn that was beautiful! FOTN so far!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (1:56)
(170) Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva
Round 1 – Brenneman goes for a takedown but Silva stops it and lands some punches. They square back up. Spinning back kick from Silva as Brenneman shoots, pushes him to the cage. Brenneman muscles him down, Silva pops up. Brenneman pulls him down from behind. Silva goes for a leg. Brenneman is out, shoots at Silva against the cage. Ref separates them way too quickly. New guy. Swap high kicks and blocks. Right hand from Brenneman, shoots, eats a knee but gets Silva down on his back. Silva gets right up as Brenneman goes for a shot, leaning against Silva against the cage. Heavy boos from the crowd. Ref wants action, separates them. Spinning back kick from Silva. Brenneman slips on a punch, clinch, dirty boxing. Spinning back kick from Silva scores. Brenneman shoots, stuffed, he turtles and Silva looking to take his back, gets both hooks in and locks in the choke. Brenneman taps out. Brenneman got in very bad position and it’s almost like he just gave him that choke for some reason. Don’t know if he was hurt or what but why he just let him take his back I have no idea. Brenneman is busted up under his left eye.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:33)
(125) Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
Round 1 – Touch gloves. McCall misses a leg kick. Again. Johnson lands one. McCall blocks a high kick, McCall ties him up. Johnson turns him to the cage. Body shots from McCall. Johnson drops levels and puts McCall down. McCall pounds on his back and gets up. Johnson with a punch on the break, leg kick. Front kick. McCall lands a right, leg kick. Johnson drops McCall with a right hand while going backward as McCall came rushing in. He takes McCall’s back as they stand. McCall spins around face to face. Johnson pulls him to the ground. McCall gets up lands a knee. Square up. Trade knees in the clinch. Right hand from Johnson. Leg kick from McCall. Takedown from Johnson, body shots from McCall as he rolls back to his feet. McCall’s face is cut up a bit. Body kick from Johnson. Body kick from Johnson and he grabs McCall’s leg kick at the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 Johnson.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. McCall catches a kick. Gets the takedown, takes Johnson’s back almost as he scrambles back to his feet. Nice punch combo from McCall. Leg kick Johnson. McCall gives him one back. Johnson with a body lock. Trade knees in the clinch. Leg kick right hand from Johnson. Body shot and head shot from Johnson then a knee. Big leg kick from Johnson.Kick from McCall sounds loudly as he hits Johnson’s johnson :). Trade leg kicks. McCall with the takedown. Big drive but Johnson bounces right up. Tied up against the cage. McCall has a body lock from behind, gives him a suplex but Johnson bounces up right away. Nice punch combo from Johnson, pushes McCall to the cage, gives him some knees to the thighs. Elbow from Johnson. Spinning elbow from McCall lands solid. Leg kick from Johnson. They tie up, knee from Johnson to the body. So so fast paced here. Insanely fast. Another nice knee to the body from Johnson. Johnson with awesome footwork and angles. Leg kick from McCall on the back leg. Takedown throw from McCall. Body shots from Johnson as he gets right up. PMN scores the round 10-9 McCall.
Round 3 – Tie up, knee from McCall. Johnson punches on the break. McCall shoots presses him to the cage. They trade knees. Elbow from McCall on the break. Johnson pushes him to the cage, drops levels, scoops him to the ground. McCall gets to his feet. Body lock from behind by Johnson, lands a big right on the break. Leg kick from Johnson, lands a nice left. McCall with a trip attempt, lands a knee to the face on the break. Left hand from Johnson. Leg kick from Johnson, right hand from Johnson. Right hand from McCall. He pushes Johnson to the cage. Knee to the body from both guys. Body shot and a right to the face, push kick from Johnson. They tie up, trade knees. Big right from Johnson. He drops levels. Gets McCall down but he bounces up and they tie up before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Johnson and the fight 29-28 for Johnson. Why this fight is not five rounds I have absolutely no idea. I thought Dana White wanted all big main events to go five rounds. We’ve got a unanimous decision victory…
OFFICIAL RESULT: Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Johnson will now fight Joseph Benavidez for the inaugural UFC flyweight title.