Mark Hominick and Eddie Yagin went to war, and in the end the judges sided with Yagin. Hominick used a steady pace to accumulate damage, but it was countered by huge right hands that dropped Hominick in the first and second rounds. Hominick's face was swollen and Yagin's was covered in blood by the end of the fight. It honestly could have gone either way, but the judges sided with Yagin and he picked up his first win in the UFC. The judges had it 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Yagin opened the bout with some powerful leg kicks. Hominick tried to respond, but Yagin hit him with a solid right, then a big uppercut dropped Hominick. Yagin looked for the finish but couldn't get it. Hominick got back to his feet and looked okay. Hominick landed a slick left hook to the body. Hominick worked the body again, while Yagin looked for the kill shot. Hominick's eye was swollen at the end of the round, and Yagin looked a bit tired.
Hominick entered the second with a measured approach, while Yagin landed some solid leg kicks and continued to throw big shots. Yagin landed a solid right that dropped Hominick once again. Hominick tied him up on the ground in full guard and Yagin was unable to land much. Again Hominick recovered and got back up. Hominick goes went back to the body and tried to work his jab. Yagin was backing up more, but continued to land his right hook. Hominick's tempo was going up as the round ended, while Yagin's output was dropping.
Hominick's face was a mess at the start of the third, while a steady stream of blood was leaking out of Yagin's nose. Yagin continued to look for the right, but Hominick was the fresher fighter and dug to the body. Hominick landed his own solid right hook, but ate a big leg kick in return. Hominick connected on a lot more strikes, but Yagin's big right hooks staggered Hominick a couple of times once again. Yagin lost his mouthpiece and Hominick unloaded on him, seemingly hurting him, but Yagin fired back. Yagin's face was covered in blood, and the fighters chucked knuckles all the way to the final bell.
Hominick came in on a two-fight losing streak, dropping a decision to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in their title bout at UFC 129 and getting knocked out in just seven seconds by Chan Sung Jung at UFC 140. Yagin, a former TPF and X-1 featherweight champion, was looking for his first UFC win.