Round 1 - Referee Rob Hinds in charge of the evening's first main-card event. Sadollah takes the center early, and both fighters look ready to uncoil. Sadollah opens with a few sharp low kicks, and turns to a punching attack as he closes distance agains the cage. As the two moved into the clinch, Sadollah looked for a takedown, but Ludwig found a way to remain upright. The two fought as promised, trading knees in the Muay Thai clinch, and Ludwig then came up short on a takedown attempt. As they broke, Ludwig landed a short punch, and he followed it up with a flurry that seems to catch Sadollah off-guard. Sadollah fought back with a few crisp kicks, but Ludwig looks the faster fighter in exchanges. A crisp left buckled Sadollah's knees, and a big knee followed shortly after. Ludwig continued to light up Sadollah when they separated. Sadollah trying to cover and recover, but Ludwig continues to strike in vintage fashion. Sadollah tosses a kick in the closing seconds, but he looks a little shellshocked. MMAjunkie.com sees the first for Ludwig, 10-9.
Round 2 - Sadollah looks recovered to open, and his strikes look much more crisp. Ludwig still brimming with confidence, but Sadollah is now looking to attack. Sadollah works an inside leg kick and a few crisp straights. However, Ludwig quickly returns fire, and he's got punches in bunches. Ludwig lands a crisp left. Sadollah still firing heavy leather in the pocket, but Ludwig cutting off the cage and punishing his opponent on all levels. Two minutes left. Toe-to-toe, and another sharp left stun Sadollah. He recovers quickly as Ludwig tries hard to finish. Somehow, Sadollah pulls free and looks to restart. Ludwig shoots in, but Sadollah finds a way to stay on his feet. Sadollah still pumping a front kick, but Ludwig is using his hands to dominate the striking exchange. Round ends, and Ludwig takes it again on the MMAjunkie.com card, 10-9.
Round 3 - Sadollah pressing early and seems to recognize the need for a finish. After a few sharp strikes, he nails a takedown, but Ludwig scrambled free and worked back to his feet. Luwig's strikes really slowing one minute in. Sadollah shoots again, but Ludwig pulls away. Sadollah still working the front kick, and both fighters look happy to trade leather. A big front kick catches Ludwig's chin and earns a smile from him. Sadollah shoots again, but Ludwig remains up to the test. Both fighters look absolutely gassed from the standup action. Sadollah continuing to press forward, and he kicks hard to the ribs then the legs. Ludwig still throwing on occasion, but he looks to be in a defensive shell. Sadollah the aggressor but with one minute left, not sure he's going to have the energy to finish. Ludwig ducks in for a late takedown. Sadollah defends against the cage, and a scramble sees Ludwig finish the fight on top. MMAjunkie.com sees the final round for Sadollah, 10-9, but gives Ludwig the fight 29-28. Duane Ludwig def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).