Mark Hominick Returns at UFC 145 in Montreal, Faces Eddie Yagin

Eddie Yagin

Canadian looks to snap two-fight skid

Mark Hominick will look to snap his two-fight losing skid in March, and he’ll get to do it in his home country of Canada.

Unfortunately for Hominick, his last two losses have come on Canadian soil in Toronto. Maybe the change of province, to Montreal in Quebec, will do him some good. Hominick will meet Eddie Yagin at UFC 145, which will take place March 24 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The UFC announced the fight Tuesday, saying verbal agreements are in place for the featherweight fight.

Hominick (20-10, 3-2 UFC) won his UFC debut in January after moving over from the WEC. He beat George Roop at the UFC’s Fight for the Troops show in Fort Hood, Texas, with a quick first-round TKO. That dominant performance got him a shot at Jose Aldo’s 145-pound title in front of his home crowd at UFC 129 in Toronto. But Aldo dominated him for the first four rounds en route to a unanimous decision. In his follow-up earlier this month, also in Toronto, Hominick fell victim to one of the fastest knockouts in UFC history when “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, stopped him in just seven seconds.

Prior to his current stint in the UFC, Hominick went 2-0 as a UFC lightweight in 2006, then went 4-2 in the WEC, including wins over Bryan Caraway, Leonard Garcia and Yves Jabouin. The Ontario native is actually 10-2 in fights in Montreal – with his only two losses coming to Hatsu Hioki for the Quebec-based TKO promotion. But this will be Hominick’s first UFC fight in Montreal.

Yagin (15-5-1, 0-1 UFC) made his UFC debut in September, dropping a unanimous decision to Junior Assuncao at UFC 135 in Denver. The 11-year MMA veteran, a Hawaii native, is a former Tachi Palace Fights featherweight titleholder.

UFC 145 will be the promotion’s first visit to the Bell Centre since UFC 124 in December 2010. The pay-per-view does not yet have a headlining fight announced. It is not known if Hominick-Yagin will take place on the main card or the prelims.