It’s clobbering time. Nearly two years since his first professional MMA fight and his UFC debut, CM Punk has a date for his second fight.
The UFC officially announced today (Apr. 12) that Punk will take on Mike Jackson at UFC 225. The pay-per-view event will take place on Saturday June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
He's back!@CMPunk makes his Octagon return against @TheTruthJackson at #UFC225 in Chicago! pic.twitter.com/X23KgAGQOg— UFC (@ufc) April 12, 2018
A former WWE triple crown champion, Punk walked away from the company in Jan. 2014 and was later signed by the UFC in Dec. 2014 to a multi-fight contract. In Punk’s first UFC fight he lost by first round TKO to welterweight Mickey Gall in Sept. 2016.
Now 39-years-old, Punk is matched up with an opponent in Jackson who also lost to Gall in his lone pro MMA fight.
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