Just listened to the outlaw on the mma hour, a little behind with my podcasting this week, hah. Really liked the way he sounds (of course all fighters are confident during fight week), and just think he'll be able to pull this one out against a very cagey vet in Ludwig. By no means an easy fight by any stretch...55k
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig - Round 1 - Ludwig cracks Hardy with some hard punches and Hardy looked a bit rocked and reaches for a takedown. Ludwig able to keep it standing but Hardy pushes him against the cage. Ludwig landing knees to the body and some short elbows. Nice two shot combo by Hardy and that got Ludwig's attention a bit. Ludwig slips a few punches. Ludwig with a head kick that just misses and lands a bit in an exchange. Hardy lands a right hand but Ludwig answered. Ludwig with some hard knees and Hardy tries for a takedown again and can't get it. As they're standing at range, Hardy lands a big left hook that drops Ludwig, Hardy follows up with big elbows and it's over. That's a huge win for Hardy. Dan Hardy wins by TKO (left hook and elbows), 3:51 of round 1.