Mickey Gall is back in the win column and looking better than ever in his return at UFC Vegas 32.
The New Jersey native, who has spent almost his entire career competing in the octagon, put on a dominant showcase to beat Jordan Williams on the feet and then put him away with a rear naked choke on the ground to earn his sixth win in the UFC.
The end of the fight came at just 2:57 in the first round as Williams tapped out due to the submission.
“It feels great,” Gall said about his win “I had a lot of adversity this camp. Jordan’s a tough dude. I knew he was going to fight to the end. I expected I’d have to put him to sleep. I didn’t expect him to tap. He’s a bad dude.”
While he’s best known for his grappling skills, Gall set the tone early with an early shot that buckled Williams’ legs and left him defending a guillotine choke during a scramble on the ground. Williams was able to power out of that submission but he didn’t fare much better once the fight got back to the feet.
Gall continued to land the better punches until he eventually snatched another guillotine choke that had Williams in deep trouble on the ground. Eventually, Gall gave up on that submission and instead transitioned to take Williams’ back before sinking in the rear naked choke.
Once Gall had his arms wrapped up tight, Williams had no choice but to tap out or go to sleep from the submission.
Over his last six fights in a row, Gall has bounced back and forth between wins and losses but he put on arguably his strongest performance to date with his win on Saturday night as he looks to make some waves at welterweight as he looks ahead at the rest of 2021.