Mr. Brooks and opponent Mickey Gall will chat with the national media on a conference call Thursday afternoon which you can listen to live below starting at 4 PM EST.
Punk is making his long-awaited MMA debut at the Cleveland, OH, show against the 24-year-old Gall, a 2-0 fighter who made his UFC debut by running through Mike Jackson in February.
The 37-year-old Punk announced his new career intentions in December 2014 without a weight class or training school picked out. Settling on Milwaukee-based RoufuSport, Punk began his journey which has had stops and restarts due to injury.
The show is headlined by heavyweight champion and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic defending his title for the first time against Alistair Overeem with former champion Fabricio Werdum taking on injury replacement Travis Browne.
We'll have full coverage of Punk's fight week in the week ahead.