UFC President Dana White appeared on Canadian TV show Off The Record on Wednesday to discuss many topics, however one of the main story was who would CM Punks debut MMA opponent be and White had an answer. White said that Mickey Gall will fight on UFC 196 prelims against Michael Jackson. If Gall wins, he will fight CM Punk in the following fight.
UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 will be held on February 6, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gall (1-0 MMA) won his MMA debut Dead Serious MMA (Dead Serious 17) in November submitting Ron Templeton via rear-naked choke in the first round. Dana White was in attendence that night, filming his new show — Dana White – Looking for a fight. Jackson will be making his pro MMA debut at UFC 196.
With this fight addition UFC 196 now looks like this:
Fabrício Werdum (c) vs. Cain Velasquez
Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson
Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky
Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons
Derrick Lewis vs. Damian Grabowski
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White
Justin Scoggins vs. Ray Borg
Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson