Mark Hominick will challenge UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in front of a home town crowd in Toronto. His striking coach Shawn Tompkins talks to MMA Canada about the approach he's advising his fighter to take and where he thinks Hominick's advantages over the fearsome Aldo are:
"I think that where he wins this fight is he moves forward. Nobody who has fought Aldo has moved forward. And everybody Aldo has fought has been a wrestler trying to be a kickboxer. Nobody has the hand speed Hominick does, not even Aldo."
"We respect him, he is such a great fighter… but we are not going into the fight afraid of him."
Mark "The Machine" Hominick (20-8) [Num. 8] +350
Win George Roop - TKO (Punches) UFC FFTT 2
Win Leonard Garcia - Decision (Split) WEC 51
Win Yves Jabouin - TKO (Punches) WEC 49
Jose "Scarface" Aldo (18-1) [Num. 1] -455
Win Manny Gamburyan - KO (Punches) WEC 51
Win Urijah Faber - Decision (Unanimous) WEC 48
Win Mike Thomas Brown - TKO (Punches) WEC 44
Mark "The Machine" Hominick Pad Work With "Fitz The Whip"
UFC 129: Mark Hominick talks fighting Jose Aldo for Featherweight Belt