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CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson is officially official for UFC 225

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After being announced by just about everyone but the UFC, the promotion has finally confirmed that CM Punk will compete at UFC 225 in Chicago.

Punk will have everyone in the stands behind him when he faces Mike Jackson in his own backyard on June 9th. Known as ‘The Second City Saint’ during his days as a WWE Superstar, Punk still has a strong following in Chicago, they continue chant his name every time his former company comes to town. 

Both Punk and Jackson share identical 0-1 records, having both lost their UFC debuts to New Jersey’s Mickey Gall early in the 1st round, respectively. 

It’s currently unknown if Punk vs. Jackson will take place on the PPV portion of UFC 225 or on the preliminary card. 

Here is the current card for UFC 225 as it stands today:

Middleweight Championship Main Event
Robert Whittaker (c) (19-4) vs. Yoel Romero (13-2)

Interim Welterweight Title Bout
Rafael dos Anjos (28-9) vs. Colby Covington (13-1)

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Claudia Gadelha (15-3) vs. Carla Esparza (13-4)

Heavyweight Bout
Alistair Overeem (43-16) vs. Curtis Blaydes (9-1)

Welterweight Bout
CM Punk (0-1) vs. Mike Jackson (0-1)

Women’s Featherweight Bout
Holly Holm (11-4) vs. Megan Anderson (8-2)

Flyweight Bout
Joseph Benavidez (25-4) vs. Sergio Pettis (16-3)

Heavyweight Bout
Andrei Arlovski (27-15) vs. Tai Tuivasa (7-0)

Featherweight Bout
Ricardo Lamas (18-6) vs. Misrad Bektic (12-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout
Rashad Evans (19-7-1) vs. Anthony Smith (28-13)

Featherweight Bout
Mike Santiago (21-11) vs. Dan Ige (8-2)

Heavyweight Bout
Rashad Coulter (8-3) vs. Allen Crowder (9-3)

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