As expected, Mickey Gall dominated CM Punk in the latter’s professional debut, forcing the former pro wrestling star to submit in the first round.
UFC 202 took place Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Stipe Miocic versus Alistair Overeem for Miocic’s UFC heavyweight championship served as the evening’s main event.
Punk came straight for Gall at the opening bell, but had no time to even throw a single strike before Gall changed levels and secured an easy double leg takedown. From there the fight was simply a formality. Gall started the assault on the mat with heavy strikes before passing guard and began preparing to set up the finishing sequence.
After holding Punk in side control for a moment, Gall transitioned to the back and kept up the pressure. Punk was able to survive a couple of rear naked choke attempts, but eventually had to tap out at the 2:14 mark.
After the bout, Mickey Gall called out fellow prospect Sage Northcutt while CM Punk claimed that the night was one of the best of his life, despite the beating he endured.
Mickey Gall improved to 3-0 with the rout, and CM Punk is 0-1 after dropping his debut.