CM Punk-Mike Jackson Confirmed For UFC 225
After it had been rumored for months, CM Punk is officially set to face Mike Jackson in his hometown of Chicago on June 9th.
Last week, Dana White confirmed that Jackson was near a deal to face Punk at UFC 225, but on Thursday the UFC officially announced that the two fighters would square off on the Pay-Per-View from the United Center in Chicago.
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Jackson had been wanting the chance to face Punk (real name Phil Brooks) for some time, and got his wish to face the fellow Welterweight. Both Punk and Jackson are 0-1 inside the Octagon, coincidentally against the same man, Mickey Gall. Punk losing at UFC 203, Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82, both by rear naked choke.