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UFC 129: Mark Hominick vs Jose Aldo booked for April 30 in Toronto


That ball Josh Grispi fumbled before even running with it? Mark Hominick grabbed it and took it in for a touchdown.

With his dominant win over George Roop at Fight Night 23, "The Machine" earned himself a chance at Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 129, which is set for the Rogers Centre in Toronto on April 30.

The promotion officially announced the planned bout earlier today.

Dana White had previously stated that Hominick would earn his shot if he could defeat Roop at the "Fight for the Troops 2" event in Fort Hood, Texas.

Not only did he win, he absolutely destroyed his former teammate and training partner. So dominant in fact, that according to Fight Metric, he became just the fourth man in UFC history to score multiple knockdowns with less than 10 strikes.

Before Jan. 22, it didn't look like anyone could pose much of a challenge to Aldo's crown. Now there's a lot more interest in the co-main event at UFC 129.

Jose Aldo has been on a reign of terror, extending all the way back to August of 2004, his professional debut that ended in just 18 seconds, a knockout win for the future featherweight kingpin.

He's piled up 12 knockouts, two submissions and four decisions along the way, with only one loss in seven years. He went a perfect 8-0 in the WEC, winning and defending the 145-pound belt three times before the promotion folded into the UFC.

He was supposed to open his Octagon career at UFC 125 against Josh Grispi but an injury forced him off the card. Dustin Poirier proved Grispi to be a "Fluke" and ended any chances of a fight against Aldo.

Now that Mark Hominick has won five straight, it looks like "Junior" finally has an opponent who looks like he could actually pose a legitimate threat to his strap.

Who's giving "The Machine" a real chance to win here? After all, it will be in his backyard.

UFC 129 is all set for the Rogers Centre and will represent the promotion's first trip to Toronto to host an event. Naturally, it was decided to load the card with Canadian fighters and the main event will feature the most famous of them all, Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre defending his belt against Jake Shields.

Randy Couture will defy time once again, in what could be his final bout, when he takes on Lyoto Machida. Other fights scheduled for the event are Matt Hamill vs Phil Davis and Mark Bocek vs Ben Henderson.

Stay tuned to for any updates as they become available.