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Eddie Yagin Upsets Mark Hominick

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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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Post #1   4/22/12 7:08:04PM   

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Wonder where Mark goes from here.

Wonder if he'll get the ax, I say he'll get one more at least.

Post #2   4/22/12 7:42:52PM   

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I think Hominick won the fight as did many others cant see him being cut, but you never know

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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

Post #4   4/22/12 8:17:30PM   

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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

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I think knockdowns score big with judges.

Post #6   4/22/12 8:55:30PM   

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Post #14   4/23/12 10:32:12AM   

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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.

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