Duane Paul Ludwig (August 4, 1978) is an American kickboxer and MMA fighter, known for his knockout power and world-class striking technique and for his KO win over former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens Pulver.
Duane started practicing Muay Thai when he was 15 years old.
Ludwig was trained by Bas Rutten during his early career.
Ludwig was scheduled to face Spencer Fisher on March 21, 2010 at UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones, but Fisher was forced off the card with an injury. Ludwig instead faced UFC newcomer Darren Elkins. Ludwig lost via TKO after he suffered a serious ankle injury during the first round.
Duane and his wife have one daughter.
Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|35||19 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||19-11||Darren Elkins||TKO (Ankle Injury)||UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones||March 21, 2010||1||0:44||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||19-10||Jim Miller||Submission (Armbar)||UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva||January 2, 2010||1||2:31||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||19-9||Ryan Roberts||Submission (Punches)||ROF 36||December 4, 2009||1||2:05||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||18-9||Lyle Beerbohm||Submission (Bulldog Choke)||ShoMMA 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg||June 19, 2009||1||4:27||Kent, Washington, United States|
|Win||18-8||Yves Edwards||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce: Destruction||November 21, 2008||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||17-8||Sammy Morgan||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Payback||October 3, 2008||1||2:01||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||16-8||Takanori Gomi||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||Sengoku - First Battle||March 5, 2008||1||2:28||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16-7||Mario Stapel||KO (Knees and Punches)||ROF 30: Domination||September 15, 2007||1||1:50||Broomfield, Colorado, USA|
|Loss||15-7||Paul Daley||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni||June 22, 2007||2||0:42||San Jose, California, USA|
|Win||15-6||Shinya Kumazawa||Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||ROF 28: Evolution||February 16, 2007||2||4:32||Broomfield, Colorado, USA|
|Win||14-6||Tony Fryklund||TKO (Knee)||Strikeforce: Triple Threat||December 8, 2006||2||3:37||San Jose, California, USA|
|Loss||13-6||Josh Thomson||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello||October 7, 2006||2||4:36||Fresno, California, USA|
|Loss||13-5||Tyson Griffin||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Revenge||June 9, 2006||1||3:57||San Jose, California, USA|
|Win||13-4||Jason Palacios||Submission (Armbar)||IFF 1 - International Freestyle Fighting 1||May 6, 2006||1||4:56||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|Win||12-4||Toshikatsu Harada||KO||ROF 21: Full Blast||February 11, 2006||1||1:44||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||11-4||Jonathan Goulet||TKO (Punch)||Template:Sort||January 16, 2006||1||0:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Unofficial fastest knockout in UFC history (4 seconds); time keeper's clock ran long|
|Loss||10-4||Sam Morgan||KO||ROF 16 - Ring of Fire 16||April 9, 2005||1||0:52||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||10-3||B.J. Penn||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||K-1 MMA ROMANEX||May 22, 2004||1||1:45||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||10-2||Genki Sudo||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 42: Sudden Impact||April 25, 2003||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||9-2||Jens Pulver||KO (Punch)||UCC 12: Adrenaline||January 25, 2003||1||1:13||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||8-2||Thomas Denny||Submission (Knees)||Shogun 1 - Shogun 1||December 15, 2001||1||4:18||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||7-2||Ressen Messer||TKO||GC 5: Rumble in the Rockies||August 19, 2001||N/A||N/A||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||6-2||Charles Bennett||Submission (Exhaustion)||KOTC 10: Critical Mass||August 4, 2001||2||2:38||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||5-2||Caesar Moreno||KO||GC 4: Collision at Colusa||June 17, 2001||1||3:58||California, United States|
|Loss||4-2||Eric Payne||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||ROF 2: Trial By Fire||February 10, 2001||1||0:35||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||4-1||Kelly Dullanty||Decision (Unanimous)||KOTC 6: Road Warriors||November 29, 2000||3||5:00||Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States|
|Win||4-0||Shad Smith||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||KOTC 4: Gladiators||June 24, 2000||1||3:08||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||3-0||Jason Maxwell||Decision||KOTC 3: Knockout Nightmare||April 15, 2000||2||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2-0||Earl Littlepage||Submission (Verbal)||Aspen Slammer||February 25, 2000||1||N/A||Aspen, Colorado, United States|
|Win||1-0||David Ibarra||KO (Head Kick)||KOTC 2: Desert Storm||February 5, 2000||1||4:15||San Jacincto, California, United States|
- WBA, International Kickboxing Federation (IKFKickboxing.com) American Muay Thai Light Middleweight Champion: Ludwig became the 2009 IKF/RINGSIDE US National Light Middleweight MuayThai Tournament Champion on September 5th, 2009, when he defeated Rob Wiley of Omaha Nebraska by unanimous decision.
- UFC, International Kickboxing Federation (IKFKickboxing.com) American Muay Thai Super Middleweight Champion: Ludwig won his IKF U.S. Super Middleweight MuayThai Title on Saturday, August 21st 1999, in Broomfield, CONNECTICUT, USA when he defeated Terrace James of A.K.K.A in Albq. New Mexico by unanimous decision.
- I.M.T.F. Professional Intercontinental Muay Thai Middleweight champion
- I.K.K.C. American continental International rule Welterweight champion
- W.K.A. Professional American Muay Thai Middleweight champion
- I.S.K.A. World Muay Thai Light middleweight champion
- K-1 WORLD MAX 2002 primary USA tournament winner
- U.C.C. World Lightweight champion
- Extreme Shoot Fighting Lightweight Champion
- Ring of Fire MMA Welterweight Champion
- ↑ Spencer Fisher vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig targeted for UFC LIVE. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.
- ↑ Report: Fisher out, Ludwig faces newcomer Elkins at UFC on Versus 1 in March. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
- ↑ Duane Ludwig broken ankle may require surgery. mmamania.com. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
- ↑ DUANE LUDWIG'S ANKLE SEVERELY BROKEN. mmaweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-24. Retrieved on 2010-03-22.
- ↑ BANG BY KO! WHO'S YOUR DADDY?. MMAWEEKLY.com (2006-02-15). Retrieved on 2009-09-05.