Eddie Yagin Upsets Mark Hominick

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MaxOne
4/22/12 7:08:04PM
The featherweight division was the home for the second fight on the UFC 145 pay per view card. Former title contender, Mark Hominick, was looking to bounce back after getting knocked out in his last fight to Chan Sung Jung in just seven seconds. He was 3-2 in his UFC career, while his opponent, Eddie Yagin, was 0-1 in his UFC career, losing to Junior Assuncao in his debut fight. Yagin came into the fight with a 15-5 record, with his most notable opponent being Rich Clementi back in May 2004.
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Twenty20Dollars
4/22/12 7:42:52PM
Wonder where Mark goes from here.

Wonder if he'll get the ax, I say he'll get one more at least.
sparky
4/22/12 7:46:51PM
I think Hominick won the fight as did many others cant see him being cut, but you never know
aussiemma
4/22/12 8:17:30PM
it was a real close fight but yagin won the first round, the second was close but he did get a knock down in both. yagin is a tough little bastard though
Poor_Franklin
4/22/12 8:44:28PM
Mark wouldve won if it had gone 5. i was very disappointed he couldnt finish yagin in the 3rd. yagin deserved the win w/ the knockdowns, imo
Twenty20Dollars
4/22/12 8:55:30PM
I think knockdowns score big with judges.
Franklinfan47
4/22/12 8:57:48PM
Hominicks decline (and his team mates for that matter) since Shawn Tompkins death has been very hard to watch
DancingDoll
4/22/12 9:44:54PM

Posted by Franklinfan47

Hominicks decline (and his team mates for that matter) since Shawn Tompkins death has been very hard to watch



Yeah, after that fight the way Rogan was talking about the wind-down of a career as just being inevitable for all fighters was really sobering in this case... especially after the Aldo fight.

I'd see him getting one more fight, but I thought Yagin was pretty much meant to feed him an easy win to get back on track and when it didn't pan out with something like being favoured -800 in the betting lines... I dunno... like who else are they going to offer up at this point?

Clearly Tompkins passing has had an impact on all those guys. It's really unfortunate. I hope he can turn things around, but I'm just not feeling that optimistic after his last couple of fights.
prozacnation1978
4/22/12 10:33:23PM
I chatted with Eddie's girlfriend at the airport
Eddie has a broken nose and busted lip
Probably out till the fall.

I even asked about a possible drop to 135 cause of his size. She said he wont do it
jae_1833
4/22/12 11:31:55PM
Hominick turned it on in the third but he was behind when he did it. I will not discuss the loss of Thompkins as I am not living through it and I feel for all who has lost "The Coach". What i think can be done to fix it is some sort of change, either training partners, staff or a full blown camp switch. As for a next match up, it is a wash....he is in the UFC! There are no feeder fights here, no easy fights. As a professional he would not accept anything less.
bjj1605
4/23/12 12:07:38AM
Honestly, I think its the judges that "upset" Hominick.

ZING!!

But seriously, I thought he won the fight. The first knockdown was significant, the second wasn't really.

Either way he'll stay in the UFC.

He's been training at Team Curran pretty regularly. He's a great guy and a great fighter. My striking game improved after taking only a single class with him.

I wish him all the best.
Budgellism
4/23/12 2:23:12AM

Posted by bjj1605

Honestly, I think its the judges that "upset" Hominick.

ZING!!

But seriously, I thought he won the fight. The first knockdown was significant, the second wasn't really.



Completely agree

I scored it 29-28 Hominick but the 2nd was obviously close with Yagin's knockdown. I just thought Hominick outstuck him the majority of that round and a knockdown like that shouldn't be enough to earn him the fight. The knockdown in the first was much worse. Yagin was able to swing the fight in his favour from that point and land some solid follow up punches. After the 2nd one Hominick went right back to his game plan.

With that being said though I could see why Yagin earned the decision and I've seen a lot more decisions worse than that one.

Win or lose though, Yagin looked much better than he did in his first fight with the ufc and Hominick looked very poor considering he was a title challenger last year.
tcunningham
4/23/12 2:23:32AM
hominick wont get cut. the loss to yagin was hard but it earned a fight of the night didnt it? marks fight before that was just him getting caught early and the one before that was against aldo. i see atleast one more fight under the zuffa banner, but if he loses its over.
isk
4/23/12 10:32:12AM
It was a bad style matchup for Hominick, really. Yagin showed he's a tough counterpuncher, and that'll (obviously) cause problems for an aggressive, technical striker. Hominick will still catch the George Roops and the Leonard Garcias of the division, but he really does rely too much on his hands. He lacks the crushing power of a Mike Brown or Jose Aldo, and he's been resilient enough to trust his chin instead of rolling his shoulders more or using more head movement.

Don't get me wrong, I loved Hominick and I had him winning 29-28, as the second round did have that knockdown but Yagin didn't do anything with it. And Yagin was outstruck every round with some very solid shots.

Rogan made a comment during the McDonald-Torres fight to where fighters in the lighter divisions age quicker. We might be seeing that with Hominick. He's had 30 fights, 10 losses, and most of those have been stand-up battles.

To that end, I think Hominick needs to at least mix in more kicks if not more takedowns. He's got the legs for it, like he shrugs off heavy leg kicks like nothing, and I think it would mix nicely with his clean punches. Keep his opponents guessing more. And I think he's young enough to be able to do that.
ghandikush
4/23/12 11:11:38AM
Hominick has always been up and down in his career. i dont see how the aldo fight made him better or these two made him worse.

Watch his WEC fights, he's alright but hes just another Stout.
Dberntson
4/23/12 3:16:55PM
I thought Hominick won, but the loss wasnt a robbery. I think Leonard Garcia vs. Eddie Yagin would be a sloppy, but fun to watch, slugfest. Both guys throw nothing but haymakers and have hard heads.
postman
4/23/12 3:26:16PM
I have to admit I was trying to retox my way out of a hangover so my judgement may be way off but I gave the first two rounds 10-9 to Yagin but I thought Hominick took round 3 10-8 so I had it a draw. Am I way off base?
bjj1605
4/23/12 4:28:33PM

Posted by postman

I have to admit I was trying to retox my way out of a hangover so my judgement may be way off but I gave the first two rounds 10-9 to Yagin but I thought Hominick took round 3 10-8 so I had it a draw. Am I way off base?



I think that scoring totally makes sense.

I gave the second round to Hominick 10-9. But it was so close with the knockdown that it could have gone either way really.

I just personally felt that Hominick won most of the round and that the 2nd knockdown wasn't really that significant.
Wolfenstein
4/23/12 5:55:54PM
Any time you knock a guy down it's significant...so to me Yagin won this one, clear cut.

Credit to Mark, he hung in there and came on strong at the end--but I think maybe he should take some time off and maybe let his body heal a little and also work on diversifying his game...no takedowns, rarely any kicks...you're going to take a lot more shots than you normally would with such a one dimensional style...no matter how good you are at it.
KungFuMaster
4/23/12 6:26:16PM
I used to think Hominick was good and I was rooting for him when he fought Aldo - but after the stunt he pulled on the Zombie, I just don't care for him anymore.

Karma, baby.
bjj1605
4/23/12 8:17:04PM

Posted by KungFuMaster

I used to think Hominick was good and I was rooting for him when he fought Aldo - but after the stunt he pulled on the Zombie, I just don't care for him anymore.

Karma, baby.



what stunt??
Sir_Karl
4/23/12 8:42:55PM
Hominick was robbed....flat out. MMA judges are imbeciles.
Bubbles
4/23/12 10:23:23PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by KungFuMaster

I used to think Hominick was good and I was rooting for him when he fought Aldo - but after the stunt he pulled on the Zombie, I just don't care for him anymore.

Karma, baby.


what stunt??


I have no idea what he is talking about. are you suggesting that he threw the fight? it lasted a whole 8 seconds, what kind of stunt are you referring to?
KungFuMaster
4/24/12 12:45:05AM
Hominick tried to sneak in a cheap shot instantly after touching gloves with the Zombie. Although it was within Hominick's rights to do so, I personally felt it was cheap and unsportsmanlike.

That stunt...
bjj1605
4/24/12 1:58:40AM

Posted by KungFuMaster

Hominick tried to sneak in a cheap shot instantly after touching gloves with the Zombie. Although it was within Hominick's rights to do so, I personally felt it was cheap and unsportsmanlike.

That stunt...



I didn't see anything like that.....

maybe I just missed it? I'd appreciate a third opinion.

He came right at the zombie but I don't think he was looking for a cheap shot or anything.
Pookie
4/24/12 2:06:56AM
Glove touch, immediate follow-up strike.


I believe the same thing happened in the Yagin fight, but i'm looking for a fight video of it before i firmly say it did.
postman
4/24/12 4:21:34PM

Posted by Pookie

Glove touch, immediate follow-up strike.


I believe the same thing happened in the Yagin fight, but i'm looking for a fight video of it before i firmly say it did.



I really don't see anything wrong with what that gif shows and it seems the zombie would thank him for it as its what led to the counter punch that ened the fight.
KungFuMaster
4/24/12 4:33:37PM

Posted by Pookie

Glove touch, immediate follow-up strike.


I believe the same thing happened in the Yagin fight, but i'm looking for a fight video of it before i firmly say it did.



Excellent proof.
bjj1605
4/25/12 6:06:15PM
Ok. I see what you guys are saying.

I'm not sure that was a cheap shot, but its borderline. He didn't punch while they were touching gloves. Just right after.
MaxOne
4/26/12 11:51:28AM
I keep seeing comparisons to leonard garcia but eddie had fast, accurate & heavy hands. His left hook was beautiful, uppercut looked great and his over hand right was on point. He didn't constantly throw from the chin like a boxer but that's probably because he's trying to get his opponent to bang w/him and obviously just in case he needs to defend against a take down.

I totally don't get how folks could see that as mark's fight. I didn't see any rounds as 10-8 but if I had to award 1 round as a 10-8 it would be round one in favor of eddie not round 3 which was obviously mark's round.

i'm sure i'm biased as eddie teaches my kids BJJ but I am a hominick fan (have been since UFC 58 against yves edwards) and didn't want to see mark lose 3 in a row...obviously I rooted for Eddie but i'm glad it went down the way it did. I don't see mark getting cut after "fight of the night." I'd be happy to see those 2 fight again later.

my favorite thing about the fight was how professional these guys were. I hate fake beef and sometimes even the real beef bugs me. These guys were mad cool. Did you see the post fight hospital pic?



I don't think Eddie will ever cut to make 135. He already cuts plenty to get to 45.
He has always been about trying to make fights entertaining by standing and making it a bloody war but he's very solid on the ground too. I wish he'd go for takedowns once in a while just to mix things up...maybe he will in the future.
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