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UFC on Versus 5 Results: Duane Ludwig Bangs His Way To One-sided Decision
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Former middleweight, Amir Sadollah, took on veteran lightweight, Duane Ludwig, in a welterweight fight tonight from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., which kicked off the UFC on Versus 5 broadcast. Heading into the bout, it was a match up between two 170-pound Muay Thai-based fighters “toiling in obscurity.” Ludwig made it crystal clear that he intends to emerge from the division’s murky water … for now, anyway. Both men came out doing what they do best, striking, exchanging punches, kicks and knees in a classic kickboxing clinic. Ludwig landed a big looping left midway through the first round, which hurt The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 winner bad. Sadollah never went down, however, even though “Bang” connected with several more shots. Sadollah, in typical fashion, weathered the storm and made it to the second round. He wouldn’t fare much better in round two, getting beaten to the punch and rocked several times. Nonetheless, [...]

Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig toil in welterweight obscuri
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In each division in the UFC, there is a pecking order. Sometimes it’s a bit muddled and unclear, but overall, it’s easy to see where each fighters fits in his respective weight class. At UFC on Versus 5: “Hardy vs. Lytle” tonight (Aug. 14, 2011) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are two welterweights who will go to war that are toiling away in obscurity. Both Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig are just trying to find their place at 170-pounds. Sadollah ran through the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season seven against tough enough competition that his hype was considerable, the most for a TUF winner in years. However, a series of unfortunate events led to his first debut getting pushed back to over a year from the date he earned the glass trophy. And then he lost, quickly, to the then unheralded Johny Hendricks. He recovered with solid wins over Phil Baroni and Brad Blackburn but couldn’t [...]