The UFC traveled “down under” to Sydney, Australia where the promotion would make its second appearance on FX. UFC on FX 2 was headlined by Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann in a critical welterweight match-up, and also featured the first-ever flyweight fights.

A total of 11 fights filled the card, with FX airing four fights, while Fuel TV covered six preliminary bouts. The event took place from the Allphones Arena, and delivered a great night of fights for the Aussie  fans.

Kampmann Comes Back to Defeat Alves

The main event delivered with a stellar welterweight match-up as Martin “Hitman” Kampmann came back after being down 0-2 on the scorecards to submit Thiago Alves by guillotine choke in the third round.

Alves wanted to come out early and push the pace with his striking. “Pitbull” was able to land some hard leg kicks, but Kampmann did some damage of his own by rocking Alves, allowing him to gain top position. After a stand up, Alves evened the score and earned a takedown of his own, and transitioned to mount on two occasions. The two ended up swinging until the horn sounded. A great round to kick off the fight.

Round two didn’t offer any grappling, but remained a technical striking battle. Usually it’s Kampmann who excels in these types of fights, but it was Alves who won the stand-up by actually countering “Hitman” numerous times. With sharp, powerful hands, Alves took round two.

With many believing Kampmann was down coming into the final round, his corner encouraged him to push the pace. He did more in the third, but Alves stayed sharp on his game. However, “Pitbull” made the mistake of going for a takedown. Kampmann took advantage of being brought to the ground, and quickly locked up a choke that immediately forced Alves to tap. A great comeback by Kampmann when he would’ve probably lost the fight by decision.

This tops the charts as one of the best comebacks in the UFC, as Martin Kampmann gets the win by third-round guillotine choke.

Benavidez Knocks Out Urishitani

In the next flyweight semifinal match-up, Joseph Benavidez impressively knocked out Yasuhiro Urushitani in the opening seconds of round two.

Benavidez came out without touching gloves, looking to control the fight from the start. The Team Alpha Male fighter set up his striking first, then utilized his wrestling to pull Urushitani to the mat. Benavidez transitioned to mount, then took his opponent’s back, which almost forced a tap at the horn.

Commentators could barely get a word in with what happened at the start of round two. Urushitani threw a kick, but Benavidez countered with a right hand that dropped the Japanese fighter. With a few more shots, the bout was stopped.

The finish came at just 11 seconds of round number two, with Benavidez earning the TKO win.

Commission Makes Error on Scorecards; Johnson-McCall Ruled a Draw

In the first ever flyweight fight in the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defeated Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall in a very close bout with Fight of the Night bonus written all over it.

In the first minute of the fight, Johnson kept his usual style by staying light on his feet, but McCall wound up taking him down. “Mighty Mouse” was able to escape; however, allowing both men to stand back up. Once there, anything one guy threw would be countered by the other. A fast-paced round to kick off the tournament.

In the second round, Johnson started to really take control of the fight on the feet. With so much speed in his little frame, Johnson landed many strikes, and also stayed on the outside, which allowed him to avoid the punches of McCall.

Both men continued to go at a constant pace in the third. McCall was able to gain top position on two occasions, with the second allowing him to back mount Johnson. Another takedown by “Uncle Creepy” allowed him to mount Johnson in the final 30 seconds, and was inches close to ending the fight. McCall dominated the round, but would it be enough to win the fight?

In a majority decision, Johnson slightly earned the win (29-28, 29-29, 29-28) to advance to the finals of the flyweight tournament.

UPDATE: According to UFC president Dana White, the commission made an error in the scoring of the fight. The ruling was a draw, meaning Johnson and McCall should have went to a fourth round to determine who would advance in the flyweight tournament. If all goes well, the two fighters will compete in a rematch in the near future.

Philippou Earns Decision Over McGee

To open up the FX main card, middleweights Court McGee and Constantinos Philippou fought to a decision, with Philippou winning the bout unanimously.

After a feeling out process in the opening minutes, both McGee and Philippou remained even on the feet, with both men getting some strikes in. However, neither could capitalize, leaving round one nearly dead even.

Round two was similar to the first, only both fighters engaged more. Philippou showed good takedown defense in the round, and countered off those attempts by landing strikes. Another close round, edge to Philippou though.

Coming into the final round, the corner of McGee was really urging him to take the fight to his opponent. Knowing the scorecards weren’t in his favor, McGee came out more aggressive by trying to do as much damage as possible. From takedown attempts to leg kicks, McGee did what he could, but it wasn’t enough.

All three judges scored the bout 29-28 for Constantinos Philippou, who got the unanimous decision nod.

Main Card Results

Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 4:12

Joseph Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:11

Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall by majority decision (29-28, 29-29, 29-28) UPDATE: Fight was actually ruled a draw.

Constantinos Philippou def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card Results

James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:08

Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:59

Steven Siler def. Cole Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

T.J. Waldburger def. Jake Hecht by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:55

Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier by submission (triangle-armbar). Round 1, 2:05

Shawn Jordan def. Oli Thompson by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:53

Photo: Thiago Alves (L) squares off with Martin Kampmann (MMAJunkie)

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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.