Dana White announces CM Punk’s next fight

CM Punk

Phil Brooks better known as CM Punk will be making a return to the UFC Octagon.

Dana White told TMZ that the former professional wrestler will be fighting Mike Jackson. “That’s the fight,” White told TMZ.

CM Punk

Both Punk and Jackson have just one professional fight and lost in their professional UFC debuts. Interestingly, Punk and Jackson share the same opponent, Micky Gall who won both fights with a rear-naked choke in the first round. Gall fought Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82 back in February 2016 ending the fight in 45 seconds. Gall then fought Punk in September 2016 and finished the fight at 2:14 of round one.

It was unknown after Punk’s UFC debut if he would get another fight in the Octagon. Fans that have wanted to see Punk get another shot in the UFC are being granted their wish.

TMZ stated that the matchup is being targeted for UFC 225 in Chicago, which takes place on June 9. Punk also stated earlier in March that he would be fighting on that date.

The current UFC 225 card includes the following matchups:

Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero – Middleweight Title Fight
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson

What are your thoughts on the fight matchup between CM Punk and Mike Jackson? Let’s discuss this one in the comment section.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/5/2018.