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Duane Ludwig


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Win Rate
60 %
Finish Rate
71 %
Decision Win %
83 %

Duane Ludwig

5' 10 (178 cm)
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Amal Easton and Eliot Marshal
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Duane Paul Ludwig is an American mixed martial arts coach, retired professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Ludwig was regarded as a top lightweight in the world during 2003 and 2004, for his victories over Jens Pulver at UCC 12 and Genki Sudo at UFC 42, up until a loss to B.J. Ludwig has also received acclaim for his role in the success of Team Alpha Male operating out of Sacramento, California, which is home to numerous highly ranked mixed martial artists who have competed in organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting.
Fighter Trivia
Before his move to Colorado, Ludwig previously served as the camp's head coach, where his impact was believed to have had the "missing link" in elevating the team as one of the gold standards for training camps in the world. Ludwig was considered the key element in helping Team Alpha Male win Gym of the Year in 2013 by the World MMA Awards. The system is a striking style which includes Muay Thai, Dutch kickboxing, American boxing and traditional martial arts.

Awards & Accolades

  • TKO Major League MMA: 2003 U.C.C. World Lightweight Champion
  • Extreme Shoot Fighting: 2000 Extreme Shoot Fighting Lightweight Champion
  • Sherdog Awards: Fighter of the Year Honorable Mention (2003)
  • Sherdog Awards: Fight of the Year Honorable Mention (2003) vs. Genki Sudo at UFC 42
  • World MMA Awards: The "Shawn Tompkins" Coach of the Year Award (2013)
  • World MMA Awards: The "Shawn Tompkins" Coach of the Year Award (2014)
  • World MMA Awards: Gym of the Year (2013)
  • Yahoo! Sports: Trainer of the Year (2013)
  • K-1: K-1 2002 World MAX USA Champion -70 kg
  • International Sport Karate Association: I.S.K.A. 2004 Muay Thai Light Middleweight World Champion -72.5 kg
  • World Kickboxing Association: W.K.A. 2000 Muay Thai Super Middleweight USA title -76 kg
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF 1999 Muay Thai Light Middleweight U.S Amateur Tournament Champion -72.5 kg
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF 1999 Muay Thai Super Middleweight U.S Amateur Champion -78 kg
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF 1999 Regional Middleweight Muay Thai Champion
  • International Kickboxing Federation: IKF 1999 Fighter of the Year
  • International Muay Thai Council: I.M.T.C. 2001 Muay Thai Super Middleweight North American Champion -76 kg

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