CM Punk is heading back to the octagon at UFC 225 to fight Mike Jackson

CM Punk will fight Jackson at the upcoming event at United Center in Punk's hometown of Chicago. Both fighters lost their MMA debuts to the same fighter, Mickey Gall.

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UFC president Dana White confirmed to TMZ sports that CM Punk (0-1) will fight Mike Jackson (0-1) in a welterweight bout at UFC 225 on June 9 at the United Center in Punk's hometown of Chicago.


The fight was first reported as a possibility months ago and has since been finalized. 


CM Punk is wrestling/performance name of Phil Brooks. He began his mixed martial arts career at UFC 203, where he lost to Mickey Gall in a first-round submission.

Jackson (0-1) gained his professional loss (in his lone MMA fight) to Gall. Same as Punk, the Houston native alos succumbed to Gall through a first-round submission.


Punk's future will be difficult to project, even if he manages to beat Jackson. One has to wonder how much better he can get in a short amount of time, given his age (39) and late arrival to MMA.

That is the fight. That's the fight.