CM Punk’s UFC Debut Set for September in Cleveland

cm punk ufc182qa 750The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that it had signed former WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks to a contract in December 2014 during the UFC 181 pay-per-view event. On Thursday, the fight promotion revealed that Brooks will step inside the Octagon for the first time at UFC 203 on September 10, in Cleveland.

Punk will take on New Jersey’s Mickey Gall (2-0), who earned the shot  with a 45-second submission win over Mike Jackson in February.

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The 37-year-old Brooks wanted to test himself in mixed martial arts.  After his 2014 signing, Punk began training with Duke Roufus and the renowned Roufusport team in Milwaukee to prepare for his UFC debut.

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem takes place at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  It will be the first time the UFC has hosted an event in The Rock and Roll Capital of the World.  Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his title on the line for the first time in the fight card’s main event against Alistair Overeem.

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