UFC 203 Betting: CM Punk vs Mickey Gall


Although there are many great fights on the UFC 203 card, the matchup between former WWE wrestler CM Punk and Mickey Gall has overshadowed everything. CM Punk comes with a fan base from his wrestling days, though they haven’t shown their support at the betting windows, because Mickey Gall continues to be the clear favourite in that regard. Read more as we preview CM Punk’s fight for Canadian sports bettors.

The odds for CM Punk are (+350) and Mickey Gall is a (-450) favourite, according to online site Bet365 who are offering Canadians a 100% deposit bonus up to $200 and will have live betting throughout the fight.

CM Punk is well known to WWE wrestling fans and his announcement of pursuing a career in MMA came with a mixture of intrigue and incredulity by the MMA community. While many are curious to see how CM Punk (or Phil Brooks as he is known outside of wrestling) will fare in the UFC octagon, others have shown disdain because he has never competed in MMA before, not an amateur fight, not even a jiu-jitsu tournament. Nothing.

Many Canadian MMA fans will remember his exchange with Michael Landsberg on TSN’s ‘Off the Record’, where the host, in no uncertain terms, questioned the authenticity of his MMA endeavours. Landsberg would not be the only one, as veteran fighters like Ben Rothwell have spoken out as well.

This sentiment is understandable considering that the Ohio State Athletic Commission requires at least 5 amateur MMA fights (and a winning record) in order to get a professional license to fight. However, this was waved in CM Punk’s case and this unprecedented move would likely not be done for a fighter who didn’t hold such ‘celebrity’ status.

Most online sports betting sites have Mickey Gall in excess of a 4-to-1 favourite, while Sports Interaction has held strong to their opening line of (-355) in spite of betting money all going against CM Punk. So, if you don’t believe the hype and want to bet against CM Punk, we recommend SIA because they have the best odds for Mickey Gall.