Mickey Gall Opens as Betting Favorite Against UFC Newcomer CM Punk
By: Tristen Critchfield Feb 9, 2016
Gall doesn’t exactly have a wealth of experience in mixed
martial arts, but he has more than enough to be deemed the favorite
against Octagon rookie CM
According to odds recently released by
Bovada.lv, Gall has opened as the favorite at -300, while Punk
is listed at +230. Gall earned the right to face Punk by submitting
Jackson via rear-naked choke 45 seconds into their encounter at
UFC Fight Night “Hendricks vs. Thompson” in Las Vegas this past
Saturday. The betting line for Gall vs. Punk is likely to change as
their fight draws near.
UFC President Dana White, who discovered Gall on his reality series
“Looking for a Fight,” said that the promotion was
initially targeting UFC 199 in June as as a potential landing
spot for the matchup.
Gall’s victory over Jackson was just his second professional mixed
martial arts triumph, as he debuted last November, choking out
Templeton at a Dead Serious MMA event. Punk, a former WWE
superstar, signed with the UFC in December 2014 and has been
training at Roufusport in Milwaukee in preparation for his Octagon
-- and MMA -- debut.