Mickey Gall Could See a Quick Rise if He’s Active

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Mickey Gall, UFC Vegas 32 Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Mickey Gall picked up a big win Saturday night over Jordan Williams, earning yet another first-round finish. Gall is currently 7-3 in his MMA career. Out of his 10 fights, nine of them have taken place in the UFC octagon.

Among Gall’s seven wins, six of them have been by submission via rear-naked choke. Among those six submission wins, five of them have occurred in the UFC.

According to UFC research analyst Michael Carroll, Chris Lytle, Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson all tie the record for most submission wins in UFC welterweight history with six. Gall has five, just one away from tying the record, along with Matt Hughes and Erick Silva.

Gall just fought in his tenth career professional fight and is 29-years-old, but has not been the most active fighter. It had been 13 months since his last fight where he lost to Mike Perry in June of 2020. Ten months prior to that, he beat Salim Touahri in August of 2019. Gall did not fight for 11 months after a 4-0 start to his career.

During his octagon interview with Daniel Cormier following his win over Williams, Gall stated he wants to be more active. Gall has proven to be one of the best jiu-jitsu fighters in MMA today, which can help him continue to climb the ladder among the welterweight division.

If Gall can stay active, with his skillset, there is a chance he could have a rise similar to how Cody Garbrandt rose in 2016, going from unranked to becoming the UFC bantamweight champion in a calendar year. Gall gained a lot of attention when he fought an inexperienced fighter in CM Punk at UFC 203 and is still known for that victory. But he’s proven that he belongs in the UFC. Now, he must prove he can hang in there with some of the best in the division. If he can stay active, he will be able to prove that he can compete with ranked fighters in the UFC and eventually get ranked.

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