Is Mickey Gall Contender Series TV Champion? 'Feels like it', say fans after Jordan Williams win
Mickey Gall stopped Jordan Williams in the first round at the UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday, July 24, putting on possibly the most complete performance of his octagon career. The welterweight stopped rising prospect Jordan Williams via first-round submission, or a rear-naked choke. Close to the event, the fight was moved off the main card in favor of Adrian Yanez vs Randy Costa.
MMA icon Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw are also set to battle each other in the Bantamweight category at the event on July 24, 2021. The match will take place at UFC Vegas 32 inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sandhagen is currently ranked at No 2 while Dillashaw is a returning former champion. Needless to say, the fight is going to be legendary. Sandhagen fans are pumped up to see the top MMA icon strive for a win.
Gall wounded Williams badly on the feet in the opening seconds of their welterweight contest at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, and he was pushing for the stoppage until the 2.57 mark of Round 1 when he locked in a fight-ending rear-naked choke. The New Jersey pro-MMA artist hasn’t fought in over a year and had a lot of time to develop his striking alongside UFC veteran Matt Brown, MMA Mania reported.
Gall, who had been out for the better part of a year due to a back injury, made his comeback against Williams, who was fighting for the first time in his career at welterweight. Given that the combatant suffers from Type 1 diabetes, weight loss is very difficult for him, Cageside Press reported.
Is Mickey Gall the Contender Series TV Champion?
Fans took to Twitter to share their views. "Mickey Gall talking about there being room on the Madison Square Garden card... #UFCVegas32," said one. "Mickey Gall is a f****n' PROBLEM. That boy deserves more recognition," said another. "Some good fights, yes. Mickey Gall has improved massively after his long lay off," a third chimed in. "I remember when people were defending Dana White's signing of CM Punk losing to Mickey Gall by saying you don't know if Gall is that good and is on his way to being undefeated UFC champion in a couple of years," opined a fourth. "Is Mickey Gall the Contender's Series TV Champion? Kinda feels like it," a fan said.
Mickey Gall talking about there being room on the Madison Square Garden card... #UFCVegas32— Scott Fontana (@Scott_Fontana) July 25, 2021
Mickey Gall is a fuckin' PROBLEM. That boy deserves more recognition.#UFCVegas32— Tyler (@saint__turk) July 25, 2021
Some good fights, yes. Mickey Gall has improved massively after his long lay off.— busyninja (@DJJones27286455) July 24, 2021
I remember when people were defending Dana White's signing of CM Punk losing to Mickey Gall by saying you don't know if Gall is that good and is on his way to being undefeated UFC champion in a couple of years.— Michael Nuno (@MichaelNuno) July 24, 2021
Is Mickey Gall the Contender's Series TV Champion? Kinda feels like it.— Ryan Bader Ginsburg (@JusticeBader) July 24, 2021
Gall took a 13-month break from the octagon after losing a unanimous decision to Mike Perry in June 2020. He returned at UFC on ESPN 27, MMA Junkie reported. The job he did during his vacation paid off. In MMA competition, he was the first to submit Williams.
In his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier, Gall said: “I had a lot of adversity this camp … my team picked me up. Jordan’s a tough dude. I have a lot of respect for him and the stuff he’s overcome in his life. I knew he was a tough dude and I was going to have to put him to sleep." “I’m trying to be active," he added.