CM Punk returns vs. Jackson at UFC 225
Former WWE champ CM Punk decided he wanted to fight, so he signed with the UFC, and then began to train. UFC president Dana White was Lookin’ for a Fight, and appreciated Mickey Gall’s style and offer to fight Punk. First though, the UFC wanted Gall to have one UFC fight, and decided on Legacy FC videographer and sometimes boxer and kickboxer Mike ‘The Truth’ Jackson. Gall was a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu, who won his pro MMA debut. That proved to be enough to handily dispatch Jackson, and Punk.
Now 18 months later the UFC has done the obvious thing, putting together the two men Gall defeated. Via UFC.com.
Former WWE superstar CM Punk will step into the Octagon for the second time on June 9, and this time he will do so in his hometown of Chicago, as he faces Mike Jackson in a UFC 225 bout at United Center.
In the UFC 225 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight title against Yoel Romero. Tickets go on sale on April 13.
A pro wrestling icon, Punk shocked the world in 2014 when he announced that he was moving to the sport of mixed martial arts, and after a long apprenticeship with the Roufusport team in Milwaukee, he made his UFC debut against Mickey Gall in September 2016. Punk lost that bout, but determined to succeed, he returned to the gym, honed his skills, and he will now face Houston striker Jackson, who also lost his UFC debut to Gall, but is determined that he will leave Punk’s backyard with a victory this June.
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