The UFC’s third venture on FX picks up right where the promotion’s second installment left off—the flyweight tournament. If this were a pay-per-view event, a fitting title might very well be “Unfinished Business.”

The promotion’s newest division was supposed to be deciding a champion right now, but a scoring gaffe in March leaves Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall facing off yet again. Ironically, the UFC had even implemented a sudden-victory round to eliminate the possibility of a draw. Yet, here we are three months later after what appeared to be Johnson’s victory turned out to be a majority draw. Now the two 125-pound fighters meet again, but this time they know that Joseph Benavidez and a UFC championship belt will be waiting in the wings.

Also on the FX main card will be two welterweight bouts as veterans Mike Pyle and Josh Neer go to war and Brazilian Erick Silva faces Charlie Brenneman. Rounding out the card will be bantamweights Scott Jorgensen and Eddie Wineland. The main card will air on FX beginning at 9 p.m. ET, while the preliminary card will be split between Fuel TV and a Facebook stream.

The MMA Corner’s panel of Bryan Henderson, Gregory Chase and Rob Tatum break down the event’s main card below.

BW: Scott Jorgensen (13-5) vs. Eddie Wineland (18-8-1)

Chase: Very excited for this, because I love watching Jorgensen fight. That being said, Wineland has been known to be a finisher as well, so I see this fight being exciting. Both are in a tough spot and are coming off of losses. Wineland is on the brink and faces a three-fight losing streak if he fails to beat Jorgensen. Jorgensen is coming in on only one loss, but both men lost decisions in their last bouts against two of the best fighters in the lower weight divisions.

Scott Jorgensen (L) (James Law/Heavy MMA)

I see this as an exciting fight, but one that might very well go to a decision. If it does, I think the victor will be Jorgensen. With the proven track record, Wineland has the best potential to walk away with a finish, but it is worthy to note Jorgensen has only been finished once in his career, and that was in 2006. I predict this fight will end in a decision, with Jorgensen emerging the winner.

Henderson: Wineland might be the better finisher, but Jorgensen’s only loss via stoppage came by way of a submission. Wineland prefers to stand and bang. Jorgensen might get lured into a firefight, but once he feels Wineland’s power, Jorgensen will opt to score takedowns.

Jorgensen has a wrestling background that will help him get Wineland to the mat, and from there he’ll control top position and grind out this one. Jorgensen by way of a unanimous decision.

Eddie Wineland (top) (Heavy MMA)

Tatum: I can’t argue with Bryan or Gregory on this fight.

Wineland has struggled in his last two outings against Team Alpha Male members Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez. Unfortunately for Wineland, Jorgensen has spent some time training with that camp and has a style that is reminiscent of both fighters.

Although Jorgensen has been unable to defeat the current bantamweight champion and No. 2 contender within the division, he is still a legitimate contender at 135 pounds. He’ll show that against Wineland as he takes a lopsided decision win.

WW: Josh Neer (33-10-1) vs. Mike Pyle (22-8-1)

Henderson: Josh Neer and Mike Pyle are two of those fighters you can never count out, but who you can never really see reaching the top rung of the ladder. They are more well-suited to the role of gatekeeper, but now they meet. Can one of them actually break through the gates and prove me wrong?

Josh Neer (R) (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

Pyle has had an up and down run in the UFC, going 5-3 with his two most recent losses coming against top 170-pounders Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald. His longest winning streak stretched to three bouts, culminating with a win over Ricardo Almeida. The submission specialist then lost to MacDonald, but has since bounced back with a quick TKO victory over Ricardo Funch.

Between the regional circuit and the UFC, Neer has compiled a six-fight winning streak since losing to Eddie Alvarez under the Bellator banner. While he has 12 submissions to his name, Neer tends to prefer using his fists, as evidenced by his 17 career (T)KO victories.

Neer and Pyle have both displayed consistency throughout their careers in losing to only the toughest competition. Neer seems to have regained his focus and drive lately, and the factor I think stands out in this contest is his striking. Pyle has the edge in the ground game, but he’ll definitely be at a disadvantage in the stand-up. That will prove to be Pyle’s downfall, as Neer scores a TKO midway through this contest.

Tatum: Bryan nailed this on the head. I also believe this fight will come down to the striking game, and that’s where Neer has the advantage. Although neither fighter has the strongest technique on the feet, Neer’s power makes up for the deficiencies in his attack.

Even if this fight does find its way to the mat, I would not count on Pyle being able to submit Neer. Neer’s work with the Diaz brothers has helped him become a more complete fighter. Rather than swing for the fences, Neer has learned to exploit his opponents’ weaknesses. In his last bout against Duane Ludwig, Neer was losing the stand-up exchanges, so he scored a takedown and submitted Ludwig.

Pyle, meanwhile, is at a point in his career where there may not be much left but a paycheck. The losses against Ellenberger and MacDonald show that the 36-year-old is not a contender. Against Neer, he’ll be outclassed on the feet and be desperate for a takedown, something he won’t be able to get.

Mike Pyle (L) delivers a knee (Sherdog)

I’ll echo Bryan’s prediction and take Neer by second-round TKO.

Chase: I think Bryan said it well: these are two guys I like seeing fight, but they just can’t seem to get to the top. Pyle has had a rough road these past few years, and being 36, doesn’t have much time to remedy this.

That being said, Pyle is never one to count out, especially if the fight goes to the ground. Sixteen of his 22 wins have come by submission, and even though Neer does have a ground game, Neer seems to favor his hands more these days, as Rob mentioned.

Neer is the man I see taking this fight home, and with a finish. Neer has huge momentum coming into this fight being on that six-fight winning streak. Even though only two of those are UFC fights, it is an impressive tear that Neer will be looking to continue.

I don’t really see this fight going to a decision, and I see Neer having his hand raised at the end of the day. Neer’s hands will decide this fight, and he will gain another KO/TKO victory in the UFC.

WW: Charlie Brenneman (15-3) vs. Erick Silva (13-2)

Tatum: This fight will pit an American wrestler against a fast-rising Brazilian prospect, both jockeying for position in a crowded welterweight division.

Erick Silva (Sherdog)

Brenneman’s run in the UFC has been full of ups and downs. Aside from his upset of Rick Story, he has struggled against top-tier competition such as Johny Hendricks and Anthony Johnson, but dominated lesser opponents. “The Spaniard” brings a high-energy attack and the ability to put his opponents on their back at will. More than half of his 15 wins have come by decision, which may play a factor against Silva.

Silva will be looking to bounce back from the controversial disqualification loss at UFC 142 over Carlo Prater. It appeared that Silva had secured his second straight TKO win, but referee Mario Yamasaki declared that he had used illegal strikes to finish Prater. Now the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will look to rebound against Brenneman.

An important factor in this bout is that this will be Silva’s first time fighting out of his native Brazil. Will he be hindered by the travel to the United States? Will the bizarre end to his last bout affect his mental game? Although he is more explosive and well-rounded than Brenneman, these outside factors could determine this fight.

Look for Brenneman to use his wrestling to tire out Silva from the very beginning. Silva’s ground game has yet to be seen by UFC fans, and despite his accolades on the mat, he’ll be unable to cope with being on his back for 15 minutes. Brenneman will take home a unanimous decision victory.

Chase: Both men are great fighters, but have caught some snags here and there in their careers. Silva is coming off of a loss, putting him at 1-1 in the UFC. That loss, as Rob pointed out, was a controversial one, so Silva will likely use it as even greater momentum than coming in off of one win like Brenneman is.

Rob said it well, look for Brenneman to take this to the ground and try to control it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Brenneman decides to test his striking against Silva. Brenneman has hands that he has used to finish fights, and he may choose to keep this one standing in order to avoid the ground game of Silva. Brenneman, if he goes for a takedown, puts Silva in the position where he has finished 7 of his 15 victories.

Charlie Brenneman (Matthew Furman/

Like Rob said though, I still think he will take this to the ground and Silva won’t be able to get a submission. Brenneman has never been submitted before, and Silva hasn’t been KO/TKO’d, and I think yet another decision victory is in store.

Henderson: There are really two big factors here.

First, there’s the aforementioned fact that Silva will be fighting outside of Brazil for the first time.  How many times have we seen a promising Japanese, European or Brazilian fighter disappoint when they step off their home soil?  Too many times to count, that’s for sure.

Second, there’s Brenneman’s losses.  They’ve all come against fighters with knockout power, and his most recent defeats have come against strong wrestlers.  Silva has shown a bit of knockout ability, but he tends to do his work on the mat.  That might even play right into Brenneman’s game.

Silva has defeated some legit competition in his homeland, and he’s spent time training with the likes of Anderson Silva, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Team Nogueira.  If Brenneman takes him down, Silva has a black belt in jiu-jitsu to rely on.  He also holds the rank of black belt in judo, which could create a risk for Brenneman in attempting to take the Brazilian down.

This one could go either way, but I see Brenneman’s wrestling bringing this fight to the ground.  However, he won’t be prepared to deal with the consequences that come with taking Silva down.  Silva will wait for Brenneman to make a mistake, then tap out the “Spaniard.”

FlyW Tournament Semi-finals: Demetrious Johnson (14-2-1) vs. Ian McCall (11-2-1)

Henderson: The last time these two flyweight contenders met, we ended up with a bit of controversy and what was ultimately credited as a majority draw. Now, Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson get a second go-around.

Ian McCall (MMA Junkie)

If anything, I was more concerned with McCall’s prospects the first time the two met. After all, Johnson had been hanging with the best at 135 and had an established track record inside the Octagon. McCall, meanwhile, looked great under the Tachi Palace Fights banner, but didn’t exactly leave his name stamped into the minds of fans when he was in the WEC back in 2007 and 2009. Was “Uncle Creepy’s” success just a case of fighting on the regional circuit, or was he for real?

Obviously, McCall answered that question at UFC on FX 2 with his ability to pull out a draw. I think that was just a teaser for what we’ll see this time around. The Octagon jitters are out of the way, and McCall has now seen what Johnson has to offer in the cage. I feel that McCall has improved with each outing, illustrated first by his wins over Jussier da Silva and Darrell Montague, and then the draw against “Mighty Mouse.”

Johnson will be more prepared this time around as well, but I think McCall has what it takes to frustrate his opponent and pull out the victory. Just like the first meeting, this one will be extremely entertaining, featuring lots of scrambles, and the outcome will be very close. I see another decision, with the judges once again not seeing eye to eye while ultimately awarding a split verdict to McCall.

Chase: These kind of fights always intrigue me because I want to see who has learned and improved the most from the last meeting. In this case, with the controversy and uncertainty that is always present with judges, both men will be looking to make huge statements. With that last fight, both men have come further in the fans’ eyes. While Johnson was already well-known, following the fight McCall certainly gained a lot of respect and fans as well. Many felt torn in the decision, but now they have the chance to settle the score and find out who will be facing Benavidez for the inaugural belt.

Demetrious Johnson (R) (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

Having a chance to interview McCall, he expressed that he was very confident in fighting Johnson the first time around, but now even more so since he knows where he is stronger and has gotten a taste of the speed and style Johnson brings into the cage. I think Johnson is a tough fighter and quick, but McCall is looking like the favorite to pull out a finish. His strength and now relentless ground-and-pound will be the factor if he can get Johnson on the ground again. Standing, Johnson has a chance to steal the decision, but I still slightly give the fight to McCall, either by a late TKO or decision.

Tatum: It looks like I will be the voice of dissent on this fight. Although the pair’s first meeting was ultimately scored a majority draw, one judge did score the fight for Johnson. My scorecard that night also read 29-28 for “Mighty Mouse.”

As both of my fellow panelists have pointed out, McCall showed that he does belong in the UFC with his efforts in that fight. In fact, his third-round performance was the most clear-cut round of the fight. However, during the opening two rounds, he struggled with Johnson’s speed in their striking exchanges. While the fighters have had three additional months to train and adjust to one another, speed is not something that can be taught or learned.

I don’t expect this fight to be any less exciting than the first meeting, nor do I expect either fighter to finish one another. What I do expect, is another high-paced, crowd-pleasing affair with Johnson having his hand raised at the end.

Top Photo: Demetrious Johnson (L) kicks Ian McCall (Tracy Lee/Yahoo! Sports)