- Former WWE superstar CM Punk had his "fight-face" on Friday during the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 203. Punk, making his MMA debut tonight at UFC 203 vs. Mickey Gall, admitted that the nerves are starting to get to him before the bout.
Gall will be making his third pro appearance and second with the UFC after scoring a quick finish over Mike Jackson in his Octagon debut. The youngster earned his shot in the promotion with a regional circuit win in front of UFC president Dana White.
"I'll always be cordial and shake my opponents hand," Gall said. "He's awkward; like a dork. We're gonna fight."
UFC 203 takes place this evening on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view. Wrestling Inc. will have coverage of the action, which includes Stipe Miocic defending his heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem.
- The fight card for UFC 203 has lost another bout, as CB Dollaway suffered an injury in a freak elevator accident Friday and will not be able to fight Francimar Barroso. The entire fight card now features just 10 bouts, as Ray Borg-Ian McCall was scrapped Thursday after Borg came down ill and lost another prelim due to visa issues for Damir Hadzovic.
Dollaway was riding in an elevator in the host hotel when it malfunction and dropped several floors. The fight was moved from the UFC Fight Pass prelims to FS1 before the incident involving Dollaway.
- One of the planned main card bouts for UFC 205 and the Madison Square Garden debut of the Octagon has been lost just days after it was first reported, as Robbie Lawler pulled out of a welterweight showdown with Donald Cerrone.
Lawler, according to a report by TMZ, decided that he needs more time to recover from his knockout loss to Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title in July. It remains unknown at this time if Cerrone will be given another opponent, though "Cowboy" volunteered his services to replace the injured CB Dollaway and compete tonight at UFC 203.
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