With a guaranteed shot at Jose Aldo’s freshly minted UFC featherweight title on the line, Mark Hominick took all of 88 seconds to dispose of George Roop at “UFC Fight for the Troops 2.” The Canadian took out the crowd favorite with some crisp striking, dazing his former teammate on multiple occasions before eventually ending things.
“I’m thrilled,” Hominick emphatically stated. “If you’re next in line for a title shot, you’ve got to go out there and prove it. I believe I did that with my fists tonight.
“I believe my stand-up is far superior to everybody’s. You just have to go out and show it in the cage.”
Speaking of a vicious aerial assault, Aldo owns a practically perfect 18-1 record with 14 devastating finishes. The world’s nastiest 145-pounder will be riding a 11-fight winning streak into their UFC 129 affair.
“Jose is next. I think he’s the best pound-for-pound [fighter], but he’s never faced someone like me, and I’m going to prove it,” the featherweight top contender said.
Or vice versa…
UFC 129 is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded cards of 2011. Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre will defend his crown against Jake Shields in the card’s featured contest. Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture will also face Lyoto Machida in the Octagon’s debut in Toronto.
The blockbuster show takes place April 30th inside the Rogers Centre in Canada.
Here are the fighters expected to participate in the pay-per-view broadcast:
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson
Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen
Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson
Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia
Claude Patrick vs. Daniel Roberts
Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Phil Davis vs. Matt Hamill
Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
Mark Hominick vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
Jake Shields vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)