Round 1: They feel each other out early with both being careful. Hardy moves in with a left hand and Ludwig misses with a right high kick. They clinch and Hardy presses Ludwig to the cage. Ludwig lands a knees to the body. Hardy lands a combination on the break. Hardy lands a lead left hook. Ludwig answers with an outside leg kick. Hardy moves in with a combination. Ludwig loking to counter. They clinch and Ludwig lands knees to the body. Hardy presses him against the fence. They exchange on the exit. Hardy lands a lead left hook that drops Ludwig. Hardy jumps on him and finishes with elbow strikes on the ground.
The official time of the knockout came at 3:51 of the first round.