Hominick vs. Yager Still at UFC 145, but Event Moved to Atlanta

January 19, 2012
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UFC officials announced a UFC 145 bout between featherweights Mark Hominick and Eddie Yagin a couple of weeks ago. That was, of course, when UFC 145 was slated for a return to the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Things have since changed, however.

Due to some scheduling conflicts and a lack of main event material for the March 24 date that was penciled in for Montreal, UFC officials have decided to put the Bell Centre on hold until they can work out a date for later in the year. Thus several bouts agreed to for March 24 are being shuffled around to other dates.

Thus Hominick vs. Yagin, already agreed to for Montreal, will instead fight on a re-tooled UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta.

More bouts for the Atlanta card will be released in the coming weeks.

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  • Mario

    Yager? 🙂

    • phrankthetank

      Work out a date later in the year aka when GSP is fit. They should really use his selling power to fill up the Rogers centre again tho.

  • MikeMc1983

    With as much as the UFC likes to try to talk up the Canadian fan base, the truth is it seems there always afraid to go there without major draws. Hell, even jones last trip there was under whelming. But the ppv was too he’s not quite a big draw yet, just trying to get there.
    That’s why it’s seemed silly to me when they talk up Canada as being the “lead fan base” of mma. It’s about what the big names can pull that show strength. It’s what the rest can do. They could probably take their huge names to Africa and sell out 50k. They sure as hell could do it in America.

    • phrankthetank

      They’ve done big draws in the states and haven’t sold out, many times. When they do a big event in Canada, typically not only does it sell out, it sells out in record time. The Jon Jones fight sold out for everything under 600 bucks a ticket, and that was with the late announcement of the main event and not nearly as much PR as the last one. The GSP fight sold out during the presale, to the point where they had to reconfigure and add 13000 seats. Which sold out within a couple minutes of going public. Not only that, but since most of the tickets were scooped up by scalpers, most people ended up spending 300 bucks to sit in the rafters.

  • KBEsq

    I feel badly for Hominick for his last fight. It must suck to be a fighter and lose a fight you know you’d win 9/10 times.

    I hope he can get back on track here. The Machine is truly a talented fighter.