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Hominick Leaving the UFC; Sam Stout Set to Return

Sam Caplan is reporting that Mark Homininck will have his UFC contract voided to move to Zuffa-owned World Extreme Cagefighting and that UFC veteran Sam Stout has inked a contract to return to the UFC. Here’s the post:

The Fight Network is reporting that Mark Hominick has asked that his contract with the UFC be voided so that he can switch over to the Zuffa-owned WEC promotion. Hominick will debut for the WEC on their June 3 card in Las Vegas. He’s expected to eventually have a match with WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.

TFN is also reporting that lightweight fighter Sam Stout will be returning to the UFC. There’s a lot of talk right now that Stout will meet Spencer Fisher on a future UFC Fight Night card to be televised on Spike TV. The two fought each other in March ’06 at UFC 58, with Stout winning be decision.

Hominick has a winning MMA record of 13-6-0 but hasn’t fought in the octagon since a unanimous decision win over Jorge Gurgel at UFC Fight Night 5 last June. He has gone 2-1 since the victory outside of the UFC in TKO.

Stout beat Spencer Fisher at UFC 58 in early 2006 via split decision making a rematch all the more likely. His most recent UFC fight was unsuccessful losing to Kenny Florian on the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 3. Beyond the UFC, Stout is the lightweight champion of TKO.

Caplan also mentioned in the post that Jeff Joslin will fight in June or July likely at UFC 72 or 73. Joslin fell to Josh Koscheck at UFC Fight Night 7 in December.


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