Former UFC and WEC competitor Mark “The Machine” Hominick is the latest fighter rumored to be attached to a tentative July 19 card in Dallas, Texas to be promoted in large part by clothing company Affliction.
The news comes courtesy of a press release issued by Canada-based MMA promotion TKO, which indicated during a recent announcement that Hominick has re-signed with them that he is also likely to compete for Affliction in July.
A two-time TKO featherweight champion with seven successful title defenses to his credit, Hominick is 2-0 lifetime in the UFC with wins over Jorge Gurgel and Yves Edwards.
Hominick’s WEC record is the exact opposite of that in the UFC, as he’s 0-2 with losses to Rani Yahya and Josh Grispi. He became a free agent after submitting in the first round to Grispi during the WEC’s February show in Albuquerque.
There is no word on a date for Hominick’s return bout in TKO and no official announcement has been made by Affliction in regards to Hominick’s reported involvement with the upstart promotion. In fact, no official announcement of any kind has been made in regard to Affliction’s reported July debut.
While no official information pertaining to the show is available, Sherdog.com’s Greg Savage reported last week that a main event involving former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is being discussed for the inaugural show.
Undercard bouts featuring the likes of Matt Lindland, Ben Rothwell, Andrei Arlovski, Aleksander Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, and Pedro Rizzo have been rumored as well.