CM Punk’s next UFC fight is now official.
As expected, the UFC announced Thursday that Punk will be facing Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9.
— UFC (@ufc) April 12, 2018
The fight had been discussed for the show since at least February, and UFC President Dana White said last week in an interview with TMZ Sports that Jackson would be Punk’s next opponent.
Jackson was the fighter that Mickey Gall beat before being confirmed as the opponent for Punk’s first UFC matchup. Punk and Jackson’s only pro mixed martial arts fights have been their first-round submission losses to Gall.
Punk will again be competing at welterweight.
UFC 225 at the United Center will be the company’s first pay-per-view to take place in Chicago.