All eyes were on the highly publicized MMA debut of one CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks). The former WWE superstar had signed a UFC contract in December 2014, and after 21 months, tonight marked his first MMA fight. Opposite him was 2-0 Mickey Gall, the biggest betting favorite on the entire card.
Takedown for Gall inside of 5 seconds after Punk threw a wild right hand. Big ground-and-pound by Gall who had his way with Punk early. Gall passed from side control and then to full mount as Punk desperately tried to work to get himself out of a bad spot. He gained back mount and threw punches. Punk tried to scramble and gave up his neck. Gall returned to punching Punk again. Rear-naked choke by Gall is stopped by Punk, but not the 2nd one. CM Punk tapped out after taking a one-sided beating.
Official result: Mickey Gall def. CM Punk via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:14 of round 1
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