CM Punk will get another crack inside the Octagon, as he’ll face Mike Jackson at UFC 225.
The event takes place June 9 from the United Center in Chicago. Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero for Whittaker’s middleweight title is the main event, with Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington colliding for the interim welterweight strap.
— UFC (@ufc) April 12, 2018
Punk, a former WWE champion, transitioned over to MMA and made his debut in 2016. The Roufusport-trained fighter, though, was submitted by Mickey Gall and has been back in the gym ever since.
Jackson, who also works as a freelancer filming and photographing MMA events, has made one pro appearance like Punk – losing to Gall via submission.
Along with those three fights, former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski, Carla Esparza and Holly Holm are all scheduled for action, with former title challengers such as Alistair Overeem, Joseph Benavidez, Claudia Gadelha and Ricardo Lamas also set.
Below is the current fight card:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero
Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Female Featherweight: Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic
Heavyweight: Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Featherweight: Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige