MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Paul Daley #Ovince St. Preux #Lorenz Larkin #Gokhan Saki #Roy Nelson #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Javy Ayala


Mark Hominick Yves Jabouin WEC 49

Mark Hominick finishes Yves Jabouin at WEC 49

Mike Brown. Urijah Faber. Manny Gamburyan.

The list of Jose Aldo’s victims is well documented, but one fighter he hasn’t faced yet with a whole different skill set will challenge the champion at UFC 129 with the featherweight title on the line.

Mark Hominick proved at Saturday night’s UFC Fight For The Troops 2 that not only is he the real deal, but he could be the first striker that Aldo has faced with equally dangerous hands and feet.

Match-up wise, Hominick respects all of the work that Aldo has done to become one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, but he believes it’s all been against a different level of striker than he will be in Toronto on April 30.

“He’s been making wrestlers look like poor strikers, and a lot of times that’s not too hard, but he’s not going to do that to me,” Hominick said about Aldo’s run of late. “I know he’s the best in the world, but he’s never faced anybody like me.”

The confidence that Hominick shows is a big part of his swagger leading into the title fight. Everyone has approached Aldo with a certain level of awe of what he’s able to do in the cage. Hominick respects him, but will not back down from him.

“One thing against Jose Aldo, I think he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter, fantastic striker, but he’s never faced anyone with my striking capability. We’ll see how he does against that,” Hominick stated with confidence.

Throughout his career, Hominick has been known as one of the most dangerous strikers in the world. A phenomenal kickboxing background built up on a daily basis by famed coach Shawn Tompkins, and Hominick has become a well oiled machine over his last several fights.

The win Hominick picked up over George Roop was the 20th of his career, and as far as experience goes, he’s got the edge over Aldo in that department.

On April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Hominick is looking to pick up No. 21.

“This is huge, but the thing with me I’ve been fighting professionally for 10 years and I’ve went through the bottom and I’m finally getting the chance to go against the top, the best of the best. Those are the guys I’ve always wanted to face,” Hominick said.

The Aldo vs. Hominick match-up is expected to co-headline the UFC 129 fight card in Canada, alongside welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre against Jake Shields in the main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Jose Aldo Fights

  • a year ago
  • 4714 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Jose Aldo Wants to Finish Fights in UFC Contract to Start Boxing, Coach Says

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo may soon follow in the footsteps of Conor McGregor and take his talents to the boxing ring. "He’s training boxing because he has this dream of competing in read news >>

UFC-Rotterdam results: Rustam Khabilov's aggression earns him win over Desmond Green

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

In a battle of two gifted wrestlers, Rustam Khabilov simply outworked Desmond Green.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 215: Johnson vs. Borg Media Day Staredowns | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC 215 main card fighters faced off for photographers at Wednesday's Ultimate Media Day in Edmonton. read news >>

Jose Aldo and head coach Andre Pederneiras weigh ex-UFC champ's future options

  • 19 days ago
  • 15 views

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo wants to fulfill a lifelong dream of fighting at Madison Square Garden. That could happen at UFC 217 – but he needs a dance partner first.Filed under: Featured read news >>

Jeremy Stephens would love to fight Jose Aldo – just not in November (and understandably so)

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 215’s Jeremy Stephens would love to fight ex-champ Jose Aldo – just not in November. He’s already pushed back his wedding.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Why UFC-Pittsburgh's Anthony Smith views Hector Lombard fight as 'no-win situation'

  • 11 days ago
  • 10 views

Anthony Smith thinks Hector Lombard is the most recognizable name he’s ever faced, but it’s still not the fight he wanted: “His reputation is far greater than he is right now.”Filed under: News, UFC, read news >>

UFC's Michael Johnson explains move to featherweight, wanting to fight Jose Aldo first

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

Michael Johnson already has named his first featherweight target in ex-champ Jose Aldo, but he’ll take others as long as they’re big enough to justify the 10-pound drop.Filed under: Featured, News, U read news >>

UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch Weigh-in Face-Offs Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 70 views

Watch as the fighters faced off in front of cameras following the official UFC Pittsburgh weigh-in, including some trash talk from Rockhold and Branch. read news >>

Luke Rockhold: 'It's Time for Me to Belittle David Branch' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 29 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold made it clear, he thinks David Branch thinks too much of himself. So it's up to him him to shut Branch down. read news >>

UFC Fight Night Japan Media Day Face-Offs Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 17 views

(Courtesy of UFC) The stars of Fight Night Japan faced off after Tuesday's media day. No. 6 ranked light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux welcomes Yushin Okami back to the Octagon on Friday. TRENDING > read news >>