Canadian featherweight Mark Hominick has lived up to his nickname – “The Machine – by taking a fight on March 24, less than three months removed from his surprising knockout loss to Chan Sung Jung at UFC 140 in December. Hominick will take on UFC newcomer Eddie Yagin who is 0-1 in the Octagon with a hard-fought decision loss against Junior Assuncao.
The match-up, slated for UFC 145 in Montreal, was revealed earlier today through the UFC’s website.
Hominick’s loss to Jung was one of the year’s bigger upsets both in terms of the match-up as well as the way the end came about. The 29-year old Canadian was left reeling in the opening ticks of the first round after getting caught while rushing his attack. Jung quickly sprang on top and finished him off, picking up the victory in a little less than seven seconds. The 20-10 Hominick will be looking to break a two-fight skid against Yagin, dropping a relatively one-sided decision to Jose Aldo last April at UFC 129.
Yagin holds an overall record of 15-5 with ten stoppages to his credit.
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MMATraining Take: Not a bad fight at all in that it’s winnable for the fan-favorite Hominick but should also be a competitive scrap given Yagin’s abilities. I’m not sure what will headline UFC 145 but the undercard is looking excellent so far!