by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A featherweight bout with explosive written all over it has been added to the upcoming WEC 51 card in September as Canadian Mark Hominick returns to action to face Leonard Garcia in a main card fight for the Colorado bound show.
The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the bout on Thursday, stating the fighters have verbally agreed to the match-up.
Coming off of one of the most exciting fights in 2010, Mark Hominick (18-8) is staking his claim to become a contender in the WEC’s featherweight division.
A winner of three fights in a row, Hominick dispatched of fellow Canadian Yves Jabouin at WEC 49 in June, and promptly called for a fight with Garcia afterwards. It looks like Hominick got his wish.
Involved in what could be the greatest fight in WEC history, Leonard Garcia (14-5-1) got the nod in a split decision over “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in his last trip to the cage in April. The New Mexico based fighter has a tendency to be involved in some of the best bouts on any card he’s involved in, and this fight should be no different.
Garcia was dealing with a few injuries following the fight with Jung, including a broken hand, but he’s healed and ready to get back in the cage again in September.
The bout between Garcia and Hominick is expected to be part of the televised card, headlined by featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his belt against Manny Gamburyan.