(“Of course I remember what happened, Joe. Obviously, I was a groomsman in a gay Asian wedding.”)
It’s hard not to like Mark Hominick, or sympathize with the great personal loss that surely affected his last performance. It’s clear that the UFC likes him too — or else they wouldn’t give him a third consecutive fight in his home country, against an opponent with a 0-1 UFC record.
The promotion announced yesterday that Hominick will attempt to break his two-fight losing streak against Eddie “The Filipino Phenom” Yagin (15-5-1), a former Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion who dropped a decision to Junior Assuncao during his Octagon debut at UFC 135. The Hominick/Yagin match will take place at UFC 145, March 24th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Before losing his title challenge to Jose Aldo in April and getting KO’d in seven seconds by Chan Sung Jung — with both losses taking place in Toronto — Hominick had won five straight fights, including wins over Bryan Caraway, Leonard Garcia, and George Roop.
In other UFC 145 booking news…
Montreal-based lightweight veteran Mark Bocek has also been added to the card against American TUF 5 vet Matt Wiman. Bocek is coming off his decision win over Nik Lentz at UFC 140, while Matt Wiman most recently outpointed Mac Danzig at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson in October. UFC 145 still lacks a big headliner, but the supporting card currently looks like this: