A little less than a month ago Mark Hominick took to the Octagon and had months of hard work laid to waste in less than ten seconds after getting caught on the chin by Chan Sung Jung. Apparently the loss left a bad taste in the popular featherweight’s mouth as he’s already signed to fight again with the added bonus of a Canadian backdrop.
The 20-10 Hominick is coming off back-to-back losses with the defeat to Jung and an April outpointing against dynamic divisional champion Jose Aldo. Prior to the slide he’d had his hand raised in five straight including wins against George Roop, Bryan Caraway, Yves Jabouin, and Leonard Garcia. Also notable, UFC 145 will mark the third consecutive time Hominick has fought in Canada.
In Yagin he will face an equally hungry competitor who came up short in his last outing. The 15-5-1 “Filipino Phenom” has finished ten of the opponents he’s bested with his most impressive instance of success involving a submission victory over former Bellator champion Joe Soto.
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