Starting his MMA career in the popular “King Of The Cage” promotion, Duane Ludwig has a long and decorated history in combat sports.
At the time of this writing, Duane Ludwig had just received a new 4 fight contract from the UFC. This was at least partially due to his gutsy win over Nick Osipczak at UFC 122, coming off of a lengthy layoff due to injury. This fight truly embodies everything that Duane Ludwig has displayed his whole career and a big reason why he has such a following.
As we await news of Ludwig’s first opponent for 2011, here are 10 things you might not know about Colorado MMA fighter Duane “Bang” Ludwig:
1.) Duane was born in Denver, Colorado in 1978.
2.) His professional kickboxing record is 43 Wins, 5 losses, with 9 coming via KO.
3.) “Bang” holds a legendary KO win over Jens Pulver.
4.) Holds the unofficial UFC knockout record time at four seconds over Jonathan Goulet at UFC Fight Night 3.
5.) Has never lost 3 fights in a row in his long professional MMA career.
6.) He began his professional Mixed Martial Arts career with a win at KOTC 2 on February 5, 2000.
7.) Duane started practicing the art of Muay Thai kickboxing when he was just 15 years old.
8.) He is one of the few fighters to beat the legendary Genki Sudo.
9.) Early in his Mixed Martial Arts career, he was trained by fight legend Bas Rutten.
10.) 50% of his professional wins are via KO.
No matter what happens from here, “Bang” has proven himself to be one of the toughest fighters out there. This is in addition to being an outstanding stand up fighter with a lot of heart, which makes it easy to see why he has accomplished what he has in the fight game. We can look forward to Duane’s next 4 fights in the UFC as he continues to represent the face of Colorado MMA.