CM Punk falls to Gall in UFC debut

By Ivan Saldajeno

CLEVELAND--Phil Brooks' much-anticipated UFC debut ended up in a devastating defeat to fellow upstart fighter Mickey Gall at UFC 203 at the Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday (Philippine Time).

Brooks, a former WWE superstar under the ring name CM Punk, actually went aggressive at the get-go only for Gall to take advantage of Brooks' early error and took him down quickly.

Brooks never recovered, and Gall successfully went for a rear-naked choke at the 2:14 mark of the very first round that forced Brooks to tap out.

Gall moved up to 3-0.

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