UFC President Dana White confirmed in an appearance on TSN’s “Off the Record” this week that he is bringing in welterweight newcomer Mickey Gall (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to face another newcomer Michael Jackson at UFC 196 on 2/6 live in Las Vegas.
Gall, who appeared on an episode of White’s new YouTube reality series “Lookin’ For A Fight”, will earn a shot to face Phil “CM Punk” Brooks in his UFC debut if he wins the fight.
“I’m bringing in Mickey Gall in and he’s going to fight a guy named Michael Jackson. They’re going to fight on the prelims on Feb. 6 on fight pass. If he wins that fight, Mickey Gall will fight CM Punk. CM Punk will be there to watch. He’s holding a lottery ticket with really good odds of winning the lottery right now. Like you said, he’s got ot get through this fight and it’s going to be a life changer for this kid.”