UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson had a hugely important fight screened on Fight Pass to start the night off, as Mickey Gall faced Mike "The Truth" Jackson in a welterweight bout. As Dana White noted last month, a win for the "Lookin' For a Fight" talent would net him a fight with CM Punk later this year.
With Gall heavily favored, he dropped Jackson with a right hand and then finished the fight off with a rear-naked choke. The 45-second thrashing certainly impressed CM Punk, who was in attendance and saw the whole thing unfold. After the post-fight interview ended, Punk and Gall had an incredibly non-threatening staredown, which you can see in the video below.
After a spectacular performance by @MickeyGall, @CMPunk now has an opponent! #UFCVegas https://t.co/sU1gct1OIo— #UFCVegas (@ufc) February 7, 2016
Gall vs. Punk is expected to take place on the main card of either UFC 199 in June or UFC 200 in July.