UFC 145 Results Recap: Mark Hominick Vs. Eddie Yagin

Photo by Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the second PPV fight at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans, Mark Hominick was upset by Eddie Yagin. Hominick, a former challenger to the Featherweight title, was the heavy favorite in the fight, but was oustruck by Yagin and dropped a split decision. This fight earned a well deserved Fight of the Night bonus. Hominick is now 3-3 in the UFC, having lost 3 in a row. Yagin is 1-1 in the UFC, 16-5-1 overall.

Before the fight, it was generally assumed that Hominick would use his superior technical striking to take apart Yagin, but that's not how it played out. In round 1, Yagin landed a nice uppercut that dropped Hominick, and seemed to actually knock him out for a moment. Hominick recovered, and did decently for the rest of the round, but the damage was done. In round 2 again, Hominick had some success, but was dropped and nearly finished. Round 3 saw Hominick take control, but he couldn't put Yagin out before the final bell. I scored the fight 29-28 Yagin.

What was the high spot of this fight?

That flurry in the 1st round that nearly ended it. Rewatching the replays, I am fairly confident that Hominick does go out at one point, only to be hit again and come to. A great assault from Yagin there.

Where do these guys go from here?

Eddie Yagin really came out of nowhere with this win, as he wasn't on the Featherweight map at all. But this was a great moment for him, not only winning, but winning in a crowd-pleasing war. I'm not sure where he stands in the division though. Perhaps Bart Palaszewski would be a good test.

With 3 straight loses, and pretty nasty beatings in all 3 of them, Hominick's career is in a bad spot. He's an exciting fighter, who I don't imagine will be cut right now, but he's at a crossroads. Can he continue on without Shawn Tompkins? The sad truth is, I'm not sure if he can. I'd like to see him take some real time off to reevaluate things before coming back.

Watch it now, later or never?

Now. It won Fight of the Night for a good reason - great action, great heart, and just a brutal war.

More Bloody Elbow coverage of UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans in the full entry.

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UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans Results - Best Photos Of The Night - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 145 Results: Sunday Morning Perspective - T.P. Grant

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UFC 145 Results: How Jon Jones Outstruck Rashad Evans - Fraser Coffeen

UFC 145 Results: Winners And Losers - Tim Burke

UFC 145 Results - Jon Jones' Next Opponent Confirmed: Dan Henderson - Brent Brookhouse

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UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans Results And Post Fight Analysis - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 145 Post-Fight Press Conference Video And Coverage - Tim Burke

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 157: UFC 145 Results Review - Matt Bishop

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