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Hominick vs. Aldo Being Targeted for UFC 129

(Video courtesy Sportsnet)

During last night’s episode of Sportsnet’s MMA Connected, the show’s host "Showdown" Joe Ferraro revealed that if Mark Hominick handily beats George Roop at UFN 23 and comes out of the fight without injury, he will fight Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30.

"If London, Ontario’s Mark Hominick can defeat George Roop and come out unscathed at UFC Fight Night 23, look for "The Machine" to earn a title shot versus featherweight champion Jose Aldo," Ferraro stated.

Hominick was supposed to fight Aldo for the newly-minted UFC featherweight strap at UFC 125, but he was forced to pull out of the bout when the broken hand he went into his WEC 51 fight with Leonard Garcia with didn’t heal in time for him to resume training. He was replaced by Josh Grispi on the card, but after Aldo bowed out of the fight with a neck injury, the 22-year-old lost his place in line for the title shot when he dropped a unanimous decision to the champ’s replacement, relatively unknown fighter Dustin Poirier.

A veteran of 27 MMA bouts, Hominick’s only losses in the past six years have come at the hands of three highly-touted fighters: Grispi, Rani Yahya and Hatsu Hioki. His second bout with Hioki, which he lost by a razor-thin majority decision and was contested under the TKO banner is widely regarded as one of the greatest featherweight fights in Canadian MMA history.

For an idea what Aldo-Hominick might look like, check out that fight after the jump.

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAHide)

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAHide)

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAHide)

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DangadaDang- January 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm
No way Roop beats Hominick, no way Hominick beats Aldo
Canadian Chronic- January 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm
I dunno Jared,

Hominick is lightning quick, can take a beatdown, and his ground game has been steadily improving, his give Roop fits. As much as I like Roop as a fighter, gotta go with the hometown kid, the machine all the way

I see Aldo fuckin killin both of these fighters tho, as much as I hate to admit it
MediocreThreat- January 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Fried Taco- January 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Groin, neck - same thing, you pencil-necked geeks!
JaredB- January 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm
I see Roop beating Hominick handily and having a better all around game. I also see Roop as more challenging to Aldo stylistically.
Bill Jackson- January 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Sounds good to me. But, Aldo was out with a neck injury, not groin.