WWE/MMA News: CM Punk reveals he will debut at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall
September 10th is the moment of truth
He’s given us a date, now comes the tough part – sticking to his word. Former WWE Champion CM Punk revealed on a recent episode of UFC Unfiltered that he will make his debut for the promotion (and his MMA debut) at UFC 203.
His opponent remains unchanged – 23-year-old rookie Mickey Gall will be Punk’s welcoming committee to the octagon. Though just two fights old, Gall is still more experienced than the 37-year-old former pro-wrestling icon.
Gall’s UFC debut was something of a fairytale – he got the nod from Dana White after winning a fight at a smaller promotion the UFC President was spectating. Gall called Punk out, and Dana gave him a ticket through the hallowed gates of the UFC, on the condition that the rookie would get his match with Punk if he beat his UFC opponent, Mike Jackson.
And beat him he did – Gall underlined his UFC debut by tapping out Jackson in the first round. Since the win in February, rumours abounded of the Punk-Gall tilt materializing at UFC 200 or around then.
This is the UFC’s official tweet:
The card is headlined by a Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Alastair Overeem and also features a fight between women’s Bantamweight contenders Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia.