18 months after signing with UFC, CM Punk finally has a date for his debut fight. Punk will face Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on September 10.
Punk signed with UFC in December 2014 and has had his debut delayed by a series of injuries.
Gall won the right to face Punk by defeating Mike Jackson at a UFC Fight Night show. The bout lasted only 45 seconds before Jackson submitted to a Rear Naked Choke. Gall is just 24 years old with two professional and two amateur fights on his record. He has won all four, with both his professional victories coming by submission.
The fight will be in the Welterweight Division, which is between 156 and 170 pounds.
I won’t claim to be an MMA expert, but I see Punk as having long odds. Without knowing much about Gall, he’s almost 14 years younger than Punk and also a more experienced fighter. When the fight was first announced in Feburary Gall started as a -380 favorite with the projection that the fight would end in the first round.
But all that really matters is that when this fight finally happens we’re all going to be watching.