CM Punk rushed to hospital for facial scan following Mike Jackson defeat at UFC 225

CM PUNK's return to the Octagon ended in a defeat as he was outclassed by Mike Jackson and rushed to hospital.

The former WWE star, 39, lasted three rounds but lost a clear decision and later went for a facial scan.

 CM Punk could not match Mike Jackson's striking and lost a unanimous decision

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CM Punk could not match Mike Jackson's striking and lost a unanimous decision
 Mike Jackson celebrates the first UFC win of his career

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Mike Jackson celebrates the first UFC win of his career

Punk secured his first ever UFC takedown in an even first round and had the support of a capacity crowd behind him.

But in the second his lack of experience and technique was exploited by Jackson, who dominated in hold and landed heavy blows to his face.

Clearly exhausted in the third, Jackson took pity on his rival star and refused to pile in, stepping back and letting Punk get off the canvas.

The judges scored the fight unanimously 30-26, 30-26, 30-26 in favour of Jackson, who takes his first UFC win.

 CM Punk was sent for a facial CT scan following his defeat

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CM Punk was sent for a facial CT scan following his defeat
 Mike Jackson keeps CM Punk at range with some stinging punches

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Mike Jackson keeps CM Punk at range with some stinging punches

UFC chiefs later announced Punk will undergo a facial CT scan following his loss.

Jackson, meanwhile, was delighted after proving his doubters wrong to get off the mark against a high-profile opponent.

After his victory, he tweeted: "To all the bums, bigots, and haters who prayed on my downfall, you should have prayed harder, your god wasn’t listening! #TruthvsPunk #UFC225."

We Win as a Team and We Lose as a Team! You can’t deny my friend @cmpunk doesn’t have heart. Congratulations to @thetruthjackson and his coaches @krubobperez and @patrickmiletich Thank You Very Much To all the AMAZING #cmpunk Fans for your support! Thank You so much to the #roufusport Nation for All Your SUPPORT ✊️? #martialarts is #life ? #ufc #ufcchicago #ufc225 #love and #respect #wanderleyjiujitsu #cushboxing ##routangclan

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CM PUNK's return to the Octagon ended in a defeat as he was outclassed by Mike Jackson and rushed to hospital.