Though many fans considered Jung the favorite, “The Korean Zombie” was entering hostile territory when he took on the typically tough Hominick. Adding to the challenge, Hominick was coming off a hard-fought loss to champion Jose Aldo and had won five straight prior to the stumble. To the shock of all tuning in outside of Jung’s fans, he landed a punch right off the bat rocking Hominick and finished things off less than ten seconds into the scrap. The knockout loss was Hominick’s first and only of his career stemming from strikes (his two other TKOs are the results of a slam and an injury).
There may be two title-fights on tap in Toronto this Saturday night at UFC 165 but the mainstream consensus seems to be both match-ups already have foregone conclusions with champions Jon Jones and Renan Barao each retaining his divisional belt. However, the way pairings break down on paper doesn’t necessarily dictate the way action unfolds in the Octagon, and any fan with an ounce of experience watching MMA understands there are no guarantees when it comes to victory. As such, it’s very possible contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Eddie Wineland could shock the world and end up with a hand raised at the event. If so, they certainly wouldn’t be the first UFC fighters to pull off an upset in Canada. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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