Mark Hominick was believed to have the superior striking against opponent Chan Sung Jung.
However, "The Korean Zombie" proved that to be false with an devastating seven-second knockout victory in the opening round.
Hominick (20-10 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was competing for the first time since the passing of his longtime coach Shawn Tompkins earlier this year, came out aggressive but left himself exposed.
Sung Jung (12-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) took advantage of a missed left hand and delivered a fight-ending right of his own in return.
Eight follow up punches later from "The Korean Zombie" sealed the deal, and referee Herb Dean was forced to stop the fight.
Impressive performance turned in by Sung Jung against Hominick, who most recently fought Jose Aldo at UFC 129 for the featherweight championship in an thrilling five-round fight.
Hominick came out careless with his hands down due to his desire to deliver an thrilling fight, which is the opposite of how the technical striker normally competes.
In back-to-back fights, Sung Jung has provided dominant victories over Hominick tonight and in defeating Leonard Garcia courtesy of the submission of the year (Twister).
Despite losing to Aldo in their championship fight this past April, Hominick came into UFC 140 with a large amount of momentum, but with the decisive loss to Sung Jung, he's now lost two consecutive fights.
Hominick is a fan favorite, so his job within the organization should be safe, and as for Sung Jung, he's now undefeated in the sport's premier organization.
Additionally, with tonight's seven-second knockout victory, Sung Jung ties Todd Duffee for the quickest knockout in UFC history.
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