UFN 23: Hominick wins and is José Aldo’s next challenger

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Mark Hominick in photo by Josh Hedges

Ultimate Fight Night 23: Fights for the Troops 2 served Texas with some solid combat this Saturday night. It also defined who will be the first challenger to José Aldo’s newly-minted UFC featherweight belt, in a bout planned to figure on the card for UFC 129 April 30 in Toronto.

In earning his shot against champion Aldo, Mark Hominick notched his fourth win in a row by putting away George Roop by knockout in just 1:28 minutes of fighting.

In the evening’s main event, Melvin Guillard put an end to Evan Dunham’s chances via knees in the opening round. Guillard thus brings his winning streak in the lightweight division to four in a row.

Now former WEC champion Mike Brown remains in the doldrums by losing to UFC debutant Rani Yahya, accumulating a second loss in a row and third in four outings.

Nova União duo Amilcar Alves and Willamy Chiquerim took a loss apiece, losing to Charlie Brenneman and Waylon Lowe, respectively, both by unanimous decision.

Check out the results:

UFC Fights for the Troops 2
Fort Hood, Texas, United States
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Melvin Guillard defeated Evan Dunham via TKO at 2:58 min of R1

Matt Mitrione defeated Tim Hague via TKO at 2:59 min of R1

Mark Hominick defeated George Roop via TKO at 1:28 min of R1

Pat Barry defeated Joey Beltran via unanimous decision

Matt Wiman defeated Cole Miller via unanimous decision

Yves Edwards submitted Cody Mackenzie via rear-naked choke at 4:33 min of R2

DaMarques Johnson submitted Mike Guymon at 3min22 min of R1

Rani Yahya defeated Mike Brown via unanimous decision

Waylon Lowe venceu Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire via unanimous decision

Charlie Brenneman defeated Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision

Chris Cariaso defeated Will Campuzano via unanimous decision

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