UFC 145 Round-by-Round Review: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin


Round 1: They touch gloves as Hominick storms out of the gate. Yagin hanging in the pocket and landing some hard shots on Hominick as The Machine plays the aggressor. Hominick's face is already reddened. Yagin with two hard leg kicks. Yagin bleeding from the cheek, but still going to work from the pocket.

Yagin is dotting Hominick up and chopping his legs with leg kicks. Yagin stumbles Hominick with a right hand. Yagin drops Hominick with a right hand and follows him down with ground and pound. Hominick regains guard and eventually gets to his feet, but he's bleeding from both eyes and dazed. Yagin looks to be tiring. Hominick pecking away with jabs. Hominick with a left hook to the body. Hominick has regained his composure, but Yagin is still landing punches with steam. Hominick to the body again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yagin

Round 2: Yagin with a hard left hook that Hominick partially blocks. Yagin digging in and connecting with hard punches as Hominick works the technical game. Yagin with another hard leg kick and this round is off to the same start as the last. Hominick with a double jab. Hominic to the body. Leg kick for Yagin. Yagin drops Hominick with a right hand once again. He follows Hominick down and ends up in guard again; Hominick is lumped up and bleeding. Hominick gets to his feet.

Yagin barely misses with a spinning back kick to the head. Hominick has a hematoma under his left eye similar to the alien lump he sported in the Jose Aldo fight. Hominick has his wits about him again and has drawn more blood from Yagin. Hominick pressing forward, but Yagin isn't backing down. Hominick with two stiff lefts, one to the body. Hominick picking Yagin apart with stiff punches. Both men are bleeding and battered.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yagin

Round 3: They touch gloves and start slugging it out. Hominick pressing forward with crisp shots, but he's still eating some hard counters from Yagin. Hominick looks to be the slightly fresher of the two, putting more punches on Yagin than the other way around. Yagin with a thudding leg kick. Another. Hominick pecking away at Yagin, who loads up on single shots. Yagin isn't going anywhere though, keeping Hominick honest with threatening punches. Hominick has established the jab well, and is walking Yagin down with one-twos now. Hominick is teeing off on Yagin, but Yagin is standing right in front of him and firing back through the massive flow of blood. They slug it out until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hominick

Eddie Yagin defeated Mark Hominick via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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