J.C. Pennington. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Fight Club.
EliteXC veteran J.C. Pennington has been tapped to fill in as a replacement opponent for former TKO featherweight champion Mark Hominick at TKO 35 on October 3 in Montreal.
MMA on Tap confirmed the move with Pennington himself late Friday night. The 29-year-old training partner of UFC lightweight contender Rich Clementi will be replacing Tommy Lee, who suffered a broken hand during a recent training session and will be unable to compete.
“I just got the word and I’m gladly stepping up to the challenge,” Pennington told MMA on Tap. “Hominick’s stand-up is sick and he has definitely improved his ground game so I’m looking forward to an all-around great fight. I’m definitely more of a ground fighter on paper but I have greatly improved my striking. Working with Rich [Clementi] almost everyday for the past seven years that made sure that I’m skilled in every aspect of the game.”