Duane BANG! Ludwig is on top of the world! He is coming off his KO victory of Canadian Jonathon Goulet at ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 3. It took just 11 seconds (4 seconds in real time) to shake off the ring rust, and put away one of the top up and coming fighters in the circuit. It was a perfectly executed punch, timed just right, and if you blinked you might of missed it! He came out of the fight clean and is basically injury free. Ludwig is now slated to face up and coming Japanese fighter Toshikazu Harada on Saturday night’s RING OF FIRE 21: FULL BLAST card. His training has been going great, as many of his gym mates are getting ready for spots on the same show. This will also be his first time back in front of his hometown Denver crowd since ROF 16. That night BANG suffered a KO loss to Minnesota fighter Sam Morgan. Morgan then used that victory to jump on board the UFC train, while Ludwig went back to K-1.
Ludwig doesn’t know much about his opponent Harada. The Japanese fighter has a reputation with some of the Japanese press as having a “Genki Sudo” style. Young. Hungry. Unorthodox. A combination that should pose a threat to BANG! None of this matters to Ludwig. He is focusing on making things right for his home town fans. “I had a real bad showing my last time at Ring of Fire. I didn’t fight my fight that night. I wanted to grapple. That’s not my strength, I let my guard down, wanting him to shoot. Sam caught me and I went down. That won’t happen again. The way I see it, I owe my Denver fans a great fight. A fight where I fight the way I want to. I am taking all the frustration from that fight and adding it my win at UFC and I am coming out gunning. I don’t care what he does, it is about what I want to do, and that is knock him out. I owe that to my fans and I intend to pay them back”
The Ludwig-Harada fight is the main event of a 11 bout fight card featuring fighters from all over the World. Teams will be coming from as far away as Japan and England. The under card will feature fighters from Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah
RING OF FIRE 21: FULL BLAST!!
Douglas County Event Center
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
Doors at 6:30, first bell 7:30 pm
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RESERVED SEATING $40.00 (SOLD OUT)
GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00
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