Bao Quach (15-8-1), an EliteXC veteran who's won his past nine fights, has been chosen as a replacement for Mark Hominick, who was recently forced off the Jan. 24 "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" card due to pneumonia.
Quach meets IFL veteran L.C. Davis (12-1) on the night's preliminary card, which airs live on HDNet.
The website for No Limits MMA
, a gym where Quach trains (as do others such as Jared Rollins and Rob Emerson), recently posted news of the fighter's involvement with the event.
Affliction Entertainment formally announced on Monday that Hominick's illness had forced him out of the event, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A main card featuring WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski airs on pay per view.
Tom Atencio told MMAjunkie.com
(www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday that a replacement
had been secured but bout agreements needed to be signed before the official announcement could be made.
Quach, 29, has fought for a variety of organizations during his eight-year career, including King of the Cage, the WEC, Shooto and ICON Sport. He began his career with a 6-8-1 record, but since November 2006, he is 9-0, which included wins over UFC veteran Douglas Evans and Bobby McMaster in EliteXC's "ShoXC" series. In his most recent fight, he scored a decision victory over Mark Oshiro to win the ICON 140-pound North American belt.
Davis is a former IFL fighter who's posted 11 stoppages in his 12 pro wins. The Team Miletich fighter last competed at December's Adrenaline MMA event, where he defeated Billy Kidd via first-round submission.
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