Two of the most exciting featherweight fighters in the world -- Mark Hominick and Chan Sung Jung -- will meet inside the Octagon tonight (Dec. 10, 2011) at UFC 140: "Jones vs. Machida," which is set to take place at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
And it's likely going to be a fast and furious affair.
Both men are coming off ridiculously fun-to-watch fights, with Hominick most recently losing to UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo in a five-round war and Jung going back-and-forth with Leonard Garcia until he locked in perhaps the "Submission of the Year" late in the second round.
"Machine" and "The Korean Zombie" are remarkably durable, meaning that a (technical) knockout outcome is unlikely, but it certainly won't be for lack of effort ... or collective punches to the face. Jung possesses a significant advantage on the ground thanks to his innovative Brazilian jiu-jitsu training, while Hominick's technical stand up will be difficult for the South Korean fighter to deconstruct.
It is certainly teed up to be a barnburner and an emotionally-charged one at that for Hominick, who will return to caged combat for the first time since the untimely passing of his beloved mentor/trainer, friend and brother-in-law, Shawn Tompkins, earlier this year.
|Dirty Boxing||Too Pretty||1||Ugly Enough||Jung|
|Thai Clinch||Effective||1||Not As Effective||Hominick|
|Positional Control||Good||1||Really Good||Jung|
|Scrambling||Fast||1||Just As Fast||Tie|
|Ground and Pound||Damaging||1||Equally As Damaging||Tie|
|Intangibles||Heavy Heart||1||Zombie-like Resilience||Hominick|
|Overall||Submission Prone||4/6||Submission Savvy||Jung|
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