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Mark Hominick Bio

Mark Hominick (born July 22, 1982) is a Canadian retired mixed martial artist who competed in the featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the WEC, and Affliction. He is also a former TKO Featherweight Champion. He was well known for his outstanding boxing skills and very technical punching techniques, often utilizing the jab.

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
    • 2.1 Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • 2.2 World Extreme Cagefighting
    • 2.3 Return to UFC
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Championships and achievements
    • 4.1 Mixed martial arts
    • 4.2 Kickboxing
  • 5 Mixed martial arts record
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Background

As a teen he attended Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute. He was trained by the late MMA striking coach Shawn Tompkins with Sam Stout at The Adrenaline Training Center in London, Ontario, where he also works as an instructor.

Mixed martial arts career

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Hominick made his UFC debut against former top lightweight Yves Edwards at UFC 58. Hominick defeated Edwards via triangle choke in the second round.

Hominick next fought BJJ black belt Jorge Gurgel at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5. He won by unanimous decision.

World Extreme Cagefighting

Hominick lost his first two WEC bouts back to back with first round submission losses to Rani Yahya and Josh Grispi at WEC 28 and WEC 32 respectively.

He was scheduled to fight Deividas Taurosevičius on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43., but was forced to withdraw due to an injury and was replaced by Javier Vazquez.

Hominick was scheduled to face Yves Jabouin on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46, but Jabouin was forced off the card with an injury. Hominick instead faced WEC newcomer Bryan Caraway, winning via first round submission.

The fight eventually took place on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49. Hominick won via TKO in the second round. They both won a Sherdog award for best round of 2010.

Hominick faced Leonard Garcia on September 30, 2010 at WEC 51. He won the fight via split decision.

Return to UFC

On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.

Hominick faced former training partner, George Roop on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23 in a top contender bout. Hominick stopped Roop via punches in the first round.

Hominick faced UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo on April 30, 2011 at UFC 129, where he lost via unanimous decision in a bout that earned Fight of the Night honors.

Hominick faced Chan Sung Jung on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Hominick attempted to recklessly attack Jung immediately after touching gloves and was dropped with a counter right. Jung followed up with punches until Hominick went limp and the referee brought an end to the fight, tying one of the fastest KOs in the UFC.

Hominick faced Eddie Yagin on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145. Hominick lost the fight via split decision, in a bout that earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Hominick faced Pablo Garza on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

After the loss at UFC 154, Hominick announced his retirement on December 11, 2012, stating "I truly got to live my passion and follow my dreams by competing in mixed martial arts, especially under the Zuffa banner, but UFC 154, that's the last fight I'll be in the octagon, as I'm retiring and looking to move on to the next phase of my career."

Personal life

Hominick attended I.D.C.I school in Ingersoll, Ontario. Hominick married in December 2009.

Mark Hominick has been involved with several other UFC fighters (Sean Pierson, Sam Stout, and Matt Mitrione) as part of a Toronto area anti-bullying program.

Championships and achievements

Mixed martial arts

  • TKO Major League MMA
    • TKO Major League Featherweight Championship
    • Three successful title defenses
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (Three times)
  • Universal Combat Challenge
    • Canadian Super-Lightweight Championship
    • Four successful title defenses
  • Sherdog
    • 2010 Round of the Year (2nd round in fight against Yves Jabouin)

Kickboxing

  • International Sport Karate Association
    • ISKA Canadian Super Welterweight Championship
  • International Kickboxing Federation
    • IKF North American Super Welterweight Championship

Mixed martial arts record

External links

  • Professional MMA record for Mark Hominick from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
  • Official UFC Profile
  • Sherdog Profile
  • TKO Profile

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