It looks like CM Punk’s Octagon debut won’t be happening in late August after all.
After rumors indicated that the Punk vs. Mickey Gall fight would be finally taking place under the Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz headlined event, UFC 202, on August 20th, reports are now circulating that claim their fight has been pushed back a bit.
According to MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani, the Punk-Gall bout is now targeted for the UFC 203 pay-per-view event.
The UFC 203 pay-per-view is scheduled to take place on September 10, 2016 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and features a main event of Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Current plan at the moment is CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall at UFC 203, per sources. Far from a done deal but that's the direction as of this AM.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 21, 2016