Esther Lin, MMA Fighting | Mark Hominick will face Eddie Yagin on the UFC 145 main card in Atlanta, Ga.
This is the UFC 145 live blog for Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin, a featherweight bout on tonight's UFC event from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.
Hominick, who has lost his past two fights, will fight Yagin, who lost his UFC debut at UFC 135, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Both fighters looking to trade early. Yagin is teeing away on the lead leg of Hominick, but he seems to be cut on his forehead. Yagin finds a home with another leg kick followed by an overhand right. Yagin drops Hominick with a huge uppercut and rushes in to finish. Hominick regains his composure and ties Yagin up, before pushing him off and standing. Blood is dripping from the face of both men now. Yagin is noticeably tired after that series but he continues to push forward. Hominick is bouncing around the center of the cage and seems to be back at 100-percent. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Yagin.
Round 2: Yagin's pace is back up and he's swinging for the fences. Hominick avoids the wild shots and picks his shots from the outside. Yagin finds his mark with a leg kick-body kick combo, then follows with a right hand that floors Hominick. Yagin jumps into the Canadian's guard and looks for an opening, but can't find anything and eventually stands back up. Hominick charges forward with an uppercut that grazes his opponent. A hard body shot staggers Yagin back but Hominick doesn't follow-up. Thirty seconds left and the pace is picking up. Both men trade flurries and the crowd ignites. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Yagin.
Round 3: Each fighter's face is an absolute mess as crowd welcomes in the final round. Yagin pushes forward with a wild flurry that barely misses. Hominick unloads a pair of jabs and sidesteps a spinning heel kick. Yagin scores with another powerful leg kick and charges into the pocket. Yagin eats a jab and telegraphs a wild spinning back fist. Hominick is finding his mark at range but he probably needs to do more if he wants to win this. Hominick tags Yagin with a salvo of hard shots, but Yagin takes it and fires back. Yagin's face is smattered with blood and he looks absolutely exhausted. The horn sounds and Hominick takes the center of the cage for some post-fight push-ups. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Hominick.
Eddie Yagin def. Mark Hominick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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