CM Punk Making UFC Debut
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be hosting their first ever event in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 10th. UFC203 will be headlined by a championship match between current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. UFC star and Activ8 athlete Travis “Hapa” Browne will also be in action as he set to fight Fabricio Werdum in another heavyweight bout. You can learn more about Travis during his “Happa Time” series on the Activ8 Media YouTube channel.
The must-see fight of the night may not be the headliner, however, as all eyes are going to be on former professional wrestler and two-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion, Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, as he makes his UFC debut against Mikey Gall in a welterweight bout. The former WWE star is getting his shot in the UFC largely because of his name: he is coming into this fight without any past professional mixed martial arts experience. His adversary, Mikey Gall, is only on his second UFC fight, but had an impressive first round submission of Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82. Viewed by many as simply a publicity stunt by the UFC to showcase someone with no professional fighting background, this matchup has ended up being Mikey Gall’s golden ticket into the UFC. This fight will be huge in shaping each fighter’s brand, with CM Punk aiming to show he is a legitimate professional fighter, and Mikey Gall trying to prove he is all that he is talked up to be.
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