In the opening fight of WEC 51 Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia met in a striking battle. Garcia managed to land some punches and big leg kicks in the first round and won the round very close on the SB Nation card. Over the first round Hominick was starting to set things up for later in the fight as he landed counter left hands and went to the body with hard punches. In the second and third round Hominick dominated the bout making Garcia miss almost every big strike he threw while landing sharp counters that bounced off the head of Leonard. What seemed to be a clear decision win for Hominick was tainted when one judge scored the bout 29-28 for Garcia, the two other judges had their heads on straight and gave the bout 29-28 to Hominick, giving him the split decision victory.
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