CM Punk will finally make his UFC debut at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall per a tweet from the UFC.
— UFC (@ufc) June 23, 2016
UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem will be held on September 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
At UFC 181, on December 6, 2014, CM Punk announced that he had signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC
In January 2015, Brooks began training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport MMA Academy, alongside former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis and ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, however in October, 2015 Roufus announced that Brooks had suffered a shoulder injury, delaying his UFC debut until the next calender year. On February 6, 2016, Brooks was diagnosed with herniated disc in his back, and underwent surgery a few days later.
Gall (2-0 MMA) appeared on the UFC’s Dana White: Lookin for a fight show where he impressed the UFC president by winning his pro debut and calling out CM Punk on the microphone. Subsequently, White signed Gall to fight Mike Jackson (0-1 MMA) at UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson. Gall finished the fight in just 45 seconds with a rear-naked choke.
With this fight addition, UFC 203 now looks like this:
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem
Fabricio Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell
CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
Nik Lentz vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Damir Hadzovic vs. Yusuke Kazuya
Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia