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A welterweight department appeal is coming to this June’s UFC 225 card. As first reported by way of MMA Fighting as CM Punk takes on Mike Jackson.

Punk (0-1-0) made his skilled MMA debut neatly over a yr in the past at UFC 203, struggling a primary spherical TKO loss to Mickey Gall. Punk has no newbie MMA enjoy to talk of and he does teach with Roufusport out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Punk is an established skilled wrestler who has held a plethora of championships in each the WWE and Ring Of Honor.

Jackson (0-1-0) could also be winless as a qualified MMA fighter, shedding his debut bout to Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night 82 in February of 2016. Jackson did compete as soon as as an newbie MMA fighter, shedding by means of unanimous determination to Nick Felder at Lonestar Beatdown 12 in September 2009. Jackson hasn’t competed since that loss at UFC Fight Night 82 and he could be returning to motion after a two-plus yr absence.

Since the document of the struggle got here out a couple of weeks again, a tweet would then be printed Punk indicating that he’s preventing at UFC 225, however an opponent used to be now not discussed.

June 9, once I win and lock eyes with my gorgeous spouse, include my coaches and shout out my whole staff https://t.co/TmzRWR2kbn

— Coach (@CMPunk) March 12, 2018

UFC showed the inside track April 12.

He's again! @CMPunk returns to stand Mike Jackson at #UFC225!

— https://t.co/BsFbCQyvty percent.twitter.com/IYB2JbGy7j

— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 12, 2018

UFC 225 takes position on Saturday, June nine from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois without a major tournament introduced at the moment. Fightful is offering reside protection of the development, with a post-show podcast to apply.

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