CM Punk Finally Gets a Date For UFC Debut
CM Punk is booked to face Mickey Gall in a welterweight contest at UFC 203 on September 10th 2016.
During the UFC 181 broadcast back in 2014, UFC officially unveiled the signing of Phil Brooks aka CM Punk signing a multi-fight deal.
After training in Milwaukee, WI, alongside former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and wrestling standout Ben Askren, his debut was set until a shoulder injury prevented him from competing. UFC 200 was targeted for his anticipated debut before a longstanding back problem flared up subsequently derailing those plans.
Third time lucky, I guess. The promotion have now officially confirmed his maiden pro-bout.
BREAKING: @CMPunk announces on #UFCUnfiltered he'll debut vs @MickeyGall at #UFC203!!!! :arrow_right: https://t.co/kQZBxHzDcK pic.twitter.com/3jDGUruLVO
- UFC (@ufc) June 23, 2016
Gall is coming off a drubbing over Mike Jackson which earned his shot at the former WWE star, improving his record to 2-0.
Interesting tidbit for you WWE fanatics.
CM Punk's scheduled debut at UFC 203 will be at Quicken Loans Arena, the same venue where Punk left WWE after arguments with Vince and HHH- Rogue One (@DanPiroz) June 23, 2016
UFC 203 takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, headlined by the heavyweight title fight between newly-minted champion Stipe Miocic and Dutchman Alistair Overeem.