Thursday, February 8, 2007

Mark "The Machine" Hominick looks to regain TKO title Friday night


(CP) - After beating veteran Yves Edwards in his UFC debut last March, Mark (The Machine) Hominick's mixed martial arts career hit a bump next fight out.

The 145-pounder from Thamesford, Ont., lost his TKO featherweight title to Japan's Hatsu Hioki, who won via triangle choke submission in May. On Friday night, Hominick tackles Hioki again on the main event of TKO 28: Inevitable at the Bell Centre.

Hominick says he paid for his ignorance of Hioki, a lanky featherweight at 5-10.

"I didn't really know his skill set," Hominick said Thursday from Montreal. "His record didn't really show any true contender that he had beaten. I just didn't know a lot about him.

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