Duane 'Bang' Ludwig is a fighter most well known for knocking out his opponents in spectacular fashion. He owns the unofficial fastest knockout in UFC history over Jonathan Goulet but the timekeeper's clock ran long so the official time stands at eleven seconds currently.
Ludwig's last fight ended in a nasty ankle injury when his opponent, Darren Elkins, got a takedown, forty-four seconds into the fight.
Duane has since recovered from the March injury and on September 9, he was announced to be heading back up to welterweight to face Nick Osipczak. Ludwig defeated Osipczak via controversial split decision. He was next set to face striker Amir Sadollah. Ludwig was unfortunately injured and James Wilks stepped in as his replacement.
After recovering, Ludwig was again set to face Sadollah. Ludwig defeated Sadollah via dominant unanimous decision, moving up the rankings in the welterweight division.
Ludwig next signed to face fellow striker Josh Neer on the UFC's first F/X event in Nashville, Tennessee. Neer choked Ludwig unconscious in the first round.
Ludwig next faced fellow striker Dan Hardy, losing via first round knockout. He then fought another fellow striker Che Mills suffering a recurring knee injury in the first round and unfortunately losing.
- Duane Ludwig vs. David Ibarra - The fight was the official MMA debut of Duane Ludwig.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Shad Smith - The fight was for King of the Cage.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Caesar Moreno
- Jens Pulver vs. Duane Ludwig - The fight was for the vacant TKO/UCC world lightweight championship apparently... They billed it as the best pound-for-pound striker in the world (Ludwig) versus the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world (Jens Pulver). Intriguing hype...
- Duane Ludwig vs. Genki Sudo
- B.J. Penn vs. Duane Ludwig
- Duane Ludwig vs. Jonathan Goulet - The fight is unofficially the fastest UFC knockout, four seconds. Ludwig was a late replacement for an injured Jeremy Jackson.
- Paul Daley vs. Duane Ludwig - The fight was the Strikeforce debut of Paul Daley.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Takanori Gomi - The fight was for Sengoku. The fight ended in a controversial cut stoppage victory for Takanori Gomi after a knockdown.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Sam Morgan 2 - The fight was the second of two between the pair. In the previous fight, Sam Morgan had won via upset knockout.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Yves Edwards - Ludwig stepped in last minute, two weeks notice, to fight Yves Edwards, his friend, so that they could both have a good Christmas for their families. The fight was a controversial decision victory for Ludwig.
- Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak - The bout was Ludwig's return to welterweight. He won a controversial split decision. After the fight, Nick Osipczak was most likely cut.
- Josh Neer vs. Duane Ludwig
- Che mills vs. duane ludwig