FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned from sources close to the bout that undefeated lightweight Lyle Beerbohm is expected to face off with Duane Ludwig in the main event of a Strikeforce event that will take place on June 19.
Beerbohm has amassed a record of 9-0 while fighting for the EliteXC, KOTC, and Strikeforce promotions. He is known for his strong wrestling, striking and relentless agression. Beerbohm is not the type to let his fights go to the judges as he has finished eight of his nine fights on his own terms. His most recent appearance saw him stopping Jorge Sarat by TKO in January.
Ludwig is a seasoned and dangerous mixed martial artist with an extremely strong kickboxing background. Ludwig trained under Bas Rutten for a long period during the beginning of his fighting career and has put together wins over Genki Sudo, Jens Pulver and most recently Yves Edwards.
The bout will serve as a fantastic measuring stick for the extremely talented Beerbohm as he has been running through the majority of his competition up until this point in his career while Ludwig has a lot to gain in defeating a highly touted prospect such as Beerbohm while coming off of two consecutive victories.
Regardless of the bouts outcome, it is very unlikely that the judges will be necessary in this showdown between lethal lightweights
Fancy Pants isn't a slouch. Even though he looks like your girlfriends little brother, the one you used to always beat up.
I'll pick "Bang" to win this, and move a notch higher on the Strikeforce LW ladder.