This past Friday's UFC on FX 2 was supposed to set the stage for the organization's first ever flyweight title fight. A "sudden death" round was even to be introduced in the event that either or two 125-pound semifinal bouts was scored a draw after three rounds.
However, a miscalculation of the scorecards led the athletic commission to incorrectly name Demetrious Johnson the winner of a fight with Ian McCall that was actually determined to be a split draw after three rounds. Since the error was not discovered until after the event, the "sudden death" round was not implemented.
Now, Joseph Benavidez, the winner of the second semifinal fight, will have to sit on the sidelines and wait for a rematch between Johnson and McCall.
While the future of these three flyweight competitors is clear, let's take a look at what could be ahead for the rest of the UFC on FX 2 fighters.
Former strongman competitor Oli Thompson displayed a strong chin at UFC on FX 2, where he took a number of brutal shots before finally being knocked out late in the second round of his fight with fellow UFC newcomer Shawn Jordan.
Another tough heavyweight who prefers to stand, Dave Herman would provide an exciting fight if matched up against Thompson. A bout between Herman and Thompson would almost certainly turn into a wild, stand-up brawl.
With back-to-back wins over Oli Thompson and Lavar Johnson, the 27-year-old Shawn Jordan becomes a very interesting addition to the UFC heavyweight division. At the very least, Jordan adds some solid depth to an otherwise shallow weight class.
Despite his impressive victory at UFC on FX 2, Jordan probably still isn't ready for a heavyweight contender on the rise, though a bout with the loser of a UFC 145 fight between Travis Browne and Chad Griggs could make sense as Jordan's next opponent.
Mackens Semerzier was originally scheduled for a rematch with Robert Peralta at UFC on FX 2, but a Peralta injury forced that bout to be canceled and Semerzier proceeded to lose against replacement opponent Daniel Pineda.
Whether he won or lost against Pineda, rescheduling the rematch with Peralta still would have made sense for Semerzier's next Octagon appearance.
In their first meeting, Peralta and Semerzier clashed heads, leading to a knockout victory for Peralta that was later overturned to a no contest. Let's figure out who the better fighter really is by making this rematch happen later this year.
A momentary lapse of concentration led to Jake Hecht's first UFC loss, as he left himself open for an armbar attempt while trying to use a whizzer to make his way back to his feet in a fight against T.J. Waldburger at UFC on FX 2.
Now, Hecht will have to get back into the win column or risk a short stay with the world's premier MMA organization. A bout with Dan Stittgen, who is coming off of a loss in UFC debut, could give Hecht the chance to improve his UFC record to 2-1.
After his second straight submission victory over one of the newer faces in the UFC's welterweight division, it's time for T.J. Waldburger to take on a 170-pound fighter with more experience inside the Octagon.
Matt Riddle began his MMA career in the UFC and is coming off of a win in his past fight. Having never been submitted, Riddle could provide a good test of Walburger's striking, which has been the weaker aspect of the 23-year-old's game throughout his career.
After a strong start at UFC on FX 2, Kyle Noke faded and suffered a decision loss to UFC newcomer Andrew Craig. Following the fight, news broke that Noke had injured his knee in the opening frame of the bout and had fought through the injury for the remaining two rounds.
While Noke showed inedible toughness in his home country of Australia on Friday night, that likely doesn't change the fact that he will probably next meet another fighter coming off of a loss.
A bout with Clifford Starks, who, like Noke, recently suffered a loss to Ed Herman, could be next up for the Aussie and former The Ultimate Fighter participant.
Andrew Craig's victory at UFC on FX 2 was tainted slightly by news that Noke had injured his knee in the first round of their fight, but it was an impressive UFC debut for the 26-year-old nonetheless.
By defeating Noke, Craig kept his undefeated record intact through seven professional fights. Now, he will aim to climb the middleweight division's ladder.
Also coming off of his first win inside the Octagon, Riki Fukuda would provide a solid test to see if Craig is ready for a step up in competition.
Unable to avenge his brother's loss from The Ultimate Fighter, Cole Miller was defeated in an exciting bout with Steven Siler at UFC on FX 2.
After an unsuccessful featherweight debut, a bout with Tiequan Zhang, another former lightweight who is having hard times in the 145-pound division, could be next for Miller.
With his victory over Cole Miller, Steven Siler has won both of his fights since appearing on The Ultimate Fighter.
Let's match the 25-year-old Siler up against fellow UFC on FX 2 winner Daniel Pineda to see which featherweight is more prepared for a step up in competition.
Finished in the first round of their respective bouts against Anthony Perosh and James Te Huna, Nick Penner and Aaron Rosa will need to turn things around in their next fight, as neither competitor fought light a UFC-level mixed martial artist on Friday night.
Perhaps matching the fighters against one another with the threat of being released from the world's premier MMA organization will bring the best out of Penner and Rosa.
Early in their UFC careers, Anthony Perosh and James Te Huna have served as little more than local talent for the UFC's past three trips to Australia.
However, after both fighters picked up their third wins inside the Octagon at UFC on FX 2, it's time for Perosh and Te Huna to step into the spotlight a little more.
A bout between the two fighters would set the winner up for a potential fight with one of the light heavyweight division's contenders.
Court McGee was unable to take Costa Philippou to the ground on Friday night, which led to theThe Ultimate Fighter winner's first loss of his UFC career.
At 27 years old, McGee still has time to make improvements and contend for a title before the end of his career, but he will need to turn things around quickly and avoid allowing this loss to affect his future performances.
A bout with Jared Hamman, who also lost his most recent fight against Philippou, could give McGee the opportunity to earn a big bounce-back win.
With a third straight victory, Costa Philippou is now closing in on the middleweight division's contenders.
It's still too early for Philippou to take a fight with a fighter who is in the hunt for a title shot, but a bout with the winner of an April fight between Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara would make sense in terms of progression.
A matchup between Philippou and either Stann or Sakara would also likely lead to an exciting stand-up brawl.
Unfortunately, Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall will have to do it again later this year, as it was discovered after "Mighty Mouse" was awarded victory that the bout had actually been scored a draw.
A date has not yet been set for this rematch, but the winner will still meet Joseph Benavidez in the UFC's first ever flyweight title fight.
Yasuhiro Urushitani's UFC debut didn't go well, as the former Japanese Shooto champion was knocked out by Joseph Benavidez in the semifinals of a flyweight tournament.
Despite the loss, Urushitani will surely receive another fight inside the Octagon, as the UFC is just starting to try to build the depth and popularity of the division.
A bout with the loser of a May fight between John Dodson and Darren Uyenoyama would be most logical for Urushitani's next appearance, as that UFC on FOX 3 matchup is one of the few currently scheduled in the UFC's new 125-pound division.
Joseph Benavidez's impressive knockout victory over Yasuhiro Urushitani at UFC on FX 2 earned the former bantamweight title contender a place in the UFC's first ever 125-pound title fight.
However, a draw in the other flyweight semifinal fight will force Benavidez to sit and wait for the winner of a rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall.
Thiago Alves looked great through the first 14 minutes of his main event bout with Martin Kampmann on Friday night.
However, a poor decision to look for a takedown in the closing minute of the fight led to a shocking submission loss for the Brazilian.
Now, Alves will have to take another step back in the race for a welterweight title shot. With four losses in his past six fights, another shot at the 170-pound belt is now becoming very unlikely for the former top contender.
For his next fight, which will be very important for the future of his career, Alves could meet the loser of an April fight between Paulo Thiago and UFC newcomer Siyar Bahadurzada.
With a come-from-behind submission in the final minute of his fight with Thiago Alves, Martin Kampmann has now won two straight fights and can refocus on making a run at a welterweight title shot.
Since Kampmann needed a miraculous submission to secure victory against Alves, he probably isn't ready for a top contender like Jake Ellenberger, but a rematch with Jake Shields, who recently defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama could be interesting.
In their first fight, Kampmann and Shields fought to a controversial decision. Though Kampmann lost that fight, many believed he deserved to win, as he shut down the takedown attempts of Shields, who offered little else in terms of offense.