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WEC 51: Mark Hominick Vs. Leonard Garcia

The following is from our live coverage of WEC 51: Aldo Vs. Gamburyan. To access our full round-by-round coverage of the main card, click here.

Herb Dean is the referee for this one, which should be a barn burner (though Guillard-Stephens should have been too…)

Round 1: Hominick starts backing Garcia down early. Garcia tries for a high kick that is blocked. Hominick pecking away with the jab, Garcia looking to load up with kicks and big overhand punches. Garcia with a solid leg kick, then he stumbles. Hominick brings a smile to Garcia’s face with a solid jab. Garcia with a big left and another nice leg kick. Hominick with a nice double jab. Garcia whiffs a spinning back kick. Hominick lands a one-two flush. Hominick is controlling the cage but has only looked to land one kick. Garcia with a leg kick. Close round, it goes to Hominick based on control. scores the round 10-9 for Hominick

Round 2: They go right back at it at the bell. Garcia stringing together some nice punch combos. Hominick establishing his jab again. Garcia pushing forward and Hominick counters clean. Hominick starting to find his defense for the leg kick as well. Hominick bleeding from the left ear. Hominick with a nice right. Hominick still landing stiff jabs while Garcia whiffs on his big power shots. Nice counter left for Hominick. One-two for Hominick punctuated by another nice jab. Good right hook for Hominick who is still controlling the cage. Hominick with s solid straight right. Nice body shot from Garcia but he whiffs on the follow up. Good left hook by Hominick. scores the round 10-9 for Hominick

Round 3: Garcia pushes forward at the bell with punches. He goes for a high kick that is blocked. Garcia slips off of a kick. Another blocked high kick. Solid left by Hominick. Hominick looking the much fresher of the two. Hominick establishing his jab again. Nice right by Garcia. Strong double jab by Hominick. Straight right lands from Hominick. Hominick is scoring at will and blocking Garcia’s combos. Good body shot by Hominick. Hominick briefly drops Garcia with a strong left hand. Good right straight by Hominick. Hominick deftly avoiding Garcia’s combos. Hominick with yet another stiff jab. Garcia tries to turn it on at the end but Hominick keeps his jab in Garcia’s face and stifles his offensive attempts. scores the round 10-9 for Hominick

Mark Hominick defeated Leonard Garcia via split decision (scores of 29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Garcia smiles and congratulates Hominick for the win. Hominick said that the gameplan was to make Garcia pay for missing with his big right hand by hammering home his jab.