After months of speculation, Dana White has confirmed the fighter who is expected to face former WWE Superstar CM Punk in his first official fight inside the UFC octagon. On Canadian sports-talk program Off The Record, White brought up new UFC signing Mickey Gall, who will be facing Michael Jackson on the pre-show of UFC 196. White confirmed that if Gall wins that fight, he will almost certainly face Punk, who will be in attendance at UFC 196. The 23-year-old Gall has a single professional MMA fight on his record, which he won. White had no answer for what would happen if Gall loses, but only said that Jackson would not get the spot in Gall’s place.
UFC 196 will air on February 6th.