- HOMINICK TO FACE SHOOTO STAR

April 19, 2006
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Press Release
MARK HOMINICK TO FACE SHOOTO SUPERSTAR HATSU HIOKI

(MONTREAL, CANADA) April 10th 2006 – TKO MAJOR LEAGUE MMA is thrilled to announce a main event which is truly befitting of the organization’s silver anniversary event, TKO 25: CONFRONTATION™. The greatest champion in TKO history, MARK “THE MACHINE” HOMINICK (10-4-0), ranked second in the world will face the formidable HATSU HIOKI (8-1-1), ranked seventh.

This may be the greatest and most significant fight in the history of Canadian MMA! Only the TKO organization can put together a fight of this magnitude which further proves their commitment of showcasing the best featherweight fighters in the world! Get ready for a CONFRONTATION of epic proportions on May 5th, 2006 from the Pierre-Charbonneau Center in Montreal, Canada.

Hominick simply wants to be considered among the best; “My win over Yves Edwards, the UFC’s best 155lbs fighter, was a huge step in my career and it earned me a lot of respect in people’s eyes. Now, I need to solidify what I earned with a big win over another top ranked fighter in Hatsu Hioki. I always fight whoever they put in front of me and this time is no different.” Hioki is ranked second in the highly acclaimed, Japanese Shooto MMA organization. “Yves Edwards has a pretty big name over in Japan”, said Hominick. “These guys know me now as the guy who beat Yves and that makes them want to come over here to fight me”.

Hominick’s quick hands and exceedingly accurate Muay Thai skills have been the destruction of many of his opponents. While Hioki’s high paced aggression and deadly arsenal of submissions have been the demise of most of his foes. Hioki and Hominick are very experienced for such young fighters and their futures in the sport are extremely bright. They both have tremendously entertaining styles of fighting which have earned them the labels of being fan favorites. Only the legendary encounters between Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran for the WBC 147lbs World Championship could be the boxing equivalent to this fight!

Call now, 1-514-998-MMA1 (6621) to purchase tickets and witness Canadian MMA history. Stay tuned to www.TKOMMA.tv for all the latest breaking new on this spectacular event!

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