Mickey Gall, David Adiv, Gracie New Jersey, black belt

Mickey Gall earns Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt

UFC fighter Mickey Gall has earned his black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The longtime Gracie New Jersey student has trained under David Adiv, a 6th degree black belt, made the announcement over the weekend.

 

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An announcement on the Gracie New Jersey Instagram page read:

“Congratulations to Mickey Gall on receiving the Black Belt from Prof. David Adiv. Gracie NJ is honored to have him as a family member and representative of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the MMA community. We are proud of Mickey’s hard work and dedication to Gracie NJ Academy and wish him continued growth and success.”

Gall began his mixed martial arts training with boxing at age 13. He then transitioned to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at 16. Gall was also a wrestler and football captain at Watchung Hills Regional High School. In order to pay for his jiu-jitsu training as a full-time Rutgers University student, Gall worked as a bread truck driver for Walmart.

Now with a professional mixed martial arts record of 5-2, Gall is one of the brightest prospects in the promotion.  He came to the UFC with just one pro win under his belt, gaining the attention of UFC President Dana White during the filming of “Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight” in 2015.  He made his UFC debut with a quick submission win over Mike Jackson, followed by the UFC 203 victory over former WWE champion CM Punk.  Gall’s most recent fight was a loss to Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego Sanchez.