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Mark Hominick, Eddie Yagin set April tilt

Mark Hominick and Eddie Yagin will meet in a featherweight bout at UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta, the promotion announced on Thursday.

The two were originally slated to fight March 24 in Montreal, but UFC officials recently postponed the event, citing scheduling difficulties and an inability to put together a championship-caliber card on that date.

In his most recent outing, on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Hominick (20-10), a former top 145-pound 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-fight skid, Hominick remains among the top 10 featherweight contenders. ESPN.com currently rates him at No. 9 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.

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