WEC 51: Mark Hominick Beats Leonard Garcia by Split Decision

In 15 active minutes fought entirely standing up, Mark Hominick was the more effective striker and won a split decision over Leonard Garcia at WEC 51.

As he usually does, Garcia came out swinging wildly, landing some good body kicks in the first round but missing more often than he was connecting. Hominick wasn't as active in the early going but was more accurate with his strikes, landing several good jabs in the first round.

Hominick continued to land the cleaner shots in the second round, and Garcia appeared to be fading. Past the midway point of the fight, Hominick looked more poised and more comfortable, while Garcia was looking increasingly worn out.

In the third Hominick took complete control, bloodying Garcia's nose and knocking him down at one point, and Garcia couldn't do much more than flail away and continue to miss on most of his punches.

Two judges scored it 29-28 for Hominick, while the third scored it 29-28 for Garcia. It's hard to see why a judge would give two rounds to Garcia, but that's MMA judging for you. Hominick improved his record to 19-8, while Garcia fell to 14-6-1.

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