Two familiar faces have joined UFC 145's fight card.
Following a complete reshuffling of the UFC's spring schedule, a previously scheduled featherweight bout between perennial contender Mark Hominick and former Tachi Palace Fights champion Eddie Yagin has been rebooked for the Atlanta show. UFC officials confirmed the news on Thursday.
A 29-year-old Ontario native, Hominick (20-10) met a stunning end after being floored by "The Korean Zombie," Chan Sung Jung, in just seven seconds last month at UFC 140. The surprise finish piggybacked off a UFC 129 title loss to Jose Aldo to give "The Machine" his first losing streak since 2007. Prior to the slump, Hominick racked up five-straight wins over the likes of Leonard Garcia, George Roop, and Bryan Caraway.
Across the cage, the 32-year-old Yagin (15-5-1) hopes to rebound from a disappointing UFC debut in which he emerged on the wrong side of a listless decision against Junior Assuncao. A well-rounded veteran with over a decade of experience, "The Filipino Phenom" holds notable victories over Joe Neri, Casey Olson, and former Bellator champion Joe Soto.
UFC 145 is slated for April 21st in Atlanta, Georgia. More match-ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
UFC 145 fight card:
Featherweight: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Featherweight: Marcus Brimage vs. Maximo Blanco