One man’s misery is another man’s fortune. And right now, Mickey Gall is fortunate.
The 27-year-old Gall (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will return to action for the first time in four months, when he takes on Salim Touahri (10-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 5. Gall will step in to replace Zelim Imadaev.
UFC on ESPN 5 takes place August 3 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.. The main card will air in its entirety on ESPN. The event is currently headlined by former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Gall, 27, was last seen in the UFC cage at UFC 235 in March, when he was finished by Diego Sanchez. Prior to the loss against Sanchez, Gall defeated George Sullivan in swift fashion at UFC Fight Night 135 in August 2018.
The bout will mark the first time in his UFC tenure Gall has competed in his home state of New Jersey.
His opponent, Poland’s Touahri has lost his first two UFC bouts. After dropping fights to Warlley Alves and Keita Nakamura, Touahri will look to finally pick up his first UFC victory.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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