Mark Hominick is returning to Toronto and he’s looking to protect his home country from a zombie attack. A “Korean Zombie” that is. The most recent challenger to the UFC featherweight title, Hominick has agreed to face Chan Sung Jung at UFC 140 in December in a bout that is sure to contend for “Fight of the Night” honors.
The bout has been confirmed by the UFC.
One of the top strikers in the featherweight division, Hominick had won five straight bouts prior to failing to beat Jose Aldo for the belt at UFC 129. Despite the loss, Hominick was praised for how much heart he showed. In that bout, a huge hematoma developed on the Canadian’s forehead but it didn’t slow down “The Machine” as he continued to press the action and even dominated the fifth round of the fight before losing the decision. Hominick picked up an extra $129,000 for his performance as the title bout picked up the “Fight of the Night” award.
Hominick should have a willing striking partner in the form of Jung, an unafraid scrapper known for his ability to take punishment. Jung made his US debut in April 2010, losing a controversial decision to Leonard Garcia. The fight earned accolades from all fans, with some calling it the best fight of the year. Jung failed to capitalize on the momentum though, getting KO’d in his next bout via head kick against George Roop. In the rematch against Garcia this past March, Jung abandoned his wild style and showed off a more patient zombie, eventually taking the fight to the ground and submitting Garcia with a rare twister submission.
UFC 140 is scheduled for December 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The event will be headlined by a rematch between former heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Frank Mir.