Former WWE pro wrestler Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, made his long anticipated MMA debut at UFC 203 way back in September 2016. Eventually he committed to giving the 39-year-old another opportunity, and when the organization announced UFC 225 would takes place in Punk's backyard of Chicago, it seemed like a natural fit for his return.
Punk, who lives in his native Chicago, immediately said he meant to fight again but has been relatively quiet since. He responded with, "June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my handsome wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team". He took on the young and talented prospect, Mickey Gall and was unable to land a single punch in the two minutes and fourteen seconds that the fight lasted before Punk tapped out to a rear-naked-choke. He trains out of Roufusport in Milwaukee. UFC President Dana White hinted that Punk could be cut but it appears Punk is going to get one more shot in June at UFC 225.
This date comes as a no-brainer for Punk's sophomore appearance as the event is UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
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Fittingly enough, Jackson is also 0-1 in his UFC career, with his loss coming in a first-round submission to Gall at UFC Fight Night 82.
As of now, UFC 225 still doesn't have a main event although the promotion has been working on booking a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero for that card.