Mark Hominick set to fight in March

Updated: January 3, 2012, 6:39 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Mark Hominick will get a chance to end a two-fight losing skid on March 24 in Montreal, where he will face Eddie Yagin at UFC 145. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout, the promotion announced Tuesday.

In his most recent outing, on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Hominick (20-10), a former top featherweight contender, was knocked out seven seconds into the first round by Chan Sung Jung at UFC 140.

Before that loss, the Canadian dropped a unanimous decision to featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo at UFC 129, which also took place in Toronto.

Despite his two recent setbacks, Hominick remains ranked among the top 10 featherweights. ESPN.com currently rates him No. 10 among 145-pound fighters.

Yagin (15-5-1) came up short in his UFC debut on Sept. 24. He lost by unanimous decision to Junior Assuncao.

In addition to Hominick-Yagin, UFC announced that Matt Wiman and Mark Bocek will meet in a lightweight bout on the March 24 card.

Wiman improved to 14-6 on Oct. 1 with a "Fight of the Night" performance against Mac Danzig.

Bocek (10-4) will attempt to win his second fight in a row. He defeated Nik Lentz by unanimous decision at UFC 140 last month.

Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil.