Both men are former WEC Bantamweights, both have losses to Dominick Cruz, and both push a relentless pace while employing quick take-downs, fast-acting ground games, and strong striking regiments.
Johnson is viewed as the better wrestler, and the drop in weight could see a more advanced striking game, as well as a more dominating all-around offense than what some may remember.
But, the Team Oyama standout trains with a bevy of solid Muay Thai fighters and employs that style well against his opponents while pushing his own pace on his foes.
I've said it before, and I'll say it a hundred times until I see different: Johnson is going to push McCall as much as McCall is going to push Johnson, causing this one to end in a split draw, causing this one to hit the sudden victory round.
If it goes into that sudden victory round, one man has to go.
While Johnson will likely be the smaller man and the quicker of the two at first, McCall has made it clear that he will have no second thoughts about out-muscling Johnson if he has to.
Setting up the opportunity to take the sudden victory round with his technical striking offense, McCall will, in fact, find a way to defeat Johnson and prevail at the Allphones Arena.
Winner: McCall by Unanimous Decision at the end of the Sudden Victory round (Initially, a Split draw, 29-28 Johnson, 29-28 McCall, and 28-28 even, with McCall taking the fourth round as a 10-9).