Both fighters start early with some leg kicks before Ludwig lands a fierce head kick. Osipczak seems okay, but definitely got tagged. Ludwig stays on the offensive rocking Osipczak with an overhand left, and following up with some more strikes including a good knee. Osipczak fires back with a few shots of his own. Just when looked like Osipczak was losing he cracks Ludwig with a big shot and the Denver fighter goes down. Osipczak goes on the offensive, getting full mount and looking for strikes. Ludwig survives and gets back to his feet, but is quickly taken down again with a nasty cut over his right eye.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Nick Osipczak
Ludwig has a cut over his left eye now as well as the fighters exchange strikes to open up round 2. Osipczak shoots in and gets the takedown, landing in Ludwig’s full guard. Osipczak landing strikes from the top, but the referee doesn’t see enough action and stands them up. Ludwig shoots for a takedown of his own but can’t land it before the round is over.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Nick Osipczak
Ludwig comes out strong in the final round, tagging Osipczak with punches to the body and head. Osipczak seems completely out of gas as he barely labors around the cage. Ludwig looking for the kill, tagging Osipczak over and over again, but not able to put him away. Ludwig goes for a takedown as the fight comes to a close
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Duane Ludwig
Duane “Bang” Ludwig def. Nick Osipczak by split decision 28-30, 29-28, 29-28