Mickey Gall submitted Jordan Williams in the very first round to jump back to the winning column in the preliminary card at UFC Vegas 32. Gall showed improved striking, under the tutelage of legendary Matt Brown as he dominated Jordan Williams from start to finish. While once again it was the rear-naked choke that got him the win, this time around, it was his incredible striking that set up the submission.
Gall dropped Williams on two occasions in the first and the only round, landing vicious right hands to use the advantage of the clinch, eventually submitting the fellow welterweight contender. Gall was coming off a unanimous decision loss to Mike Perry and had a to at stake going into the fight against Jordan Williams.
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“Feel greats. I had a lot of adversity in this camp. My team picked me up.” Gall said in the post-fight Octagon interview. Mickey Gall also celebrated his sobriety, revealing to the world that he has been sober for seven years.
Many of you might remember Mickey Gall from his UFC debut against professional wrestler-turned mixed martial artist CM Punk. While Gall hasn’t been very active, fight just once in the year 2017, and 2018, he has looked absolutely incredible in the past few years. Mickey Gall will look to improve under the Gracie New Jersey Academy to maintain the same run in the division.
What’s next for Mickey Gall and Jordan Williams after UFC Vegas 32?
While Mickey Gall is currently unranked, there are a lot of exciting options out there for the welterweight contender. Demian Maia could be an exciting match-up for the surging welterweight, who might look to get back in the rankings with a win over the Brazilian legend.
As for Jordan Williams, the loss certainly didn’t help his case as the bout marked his second successive loss inside the UFC Octagon after earning the UFC contract back at UFC’s Dana White Contender Series in his second attempt. Needless to say, he will look to put everything on the line when he steps inside the UFC Octagon the next time around to jump back to the winning column.
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