Archive: team alpha male

May 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Urijah Faber: ‘Duane Ludwig Leaving Is A Breath Of Fresh Air’

“Duane did a great job running his practice and he’s passionate about his stuff. We implemented a lot of his drills during our set practices and it turned out great. But he was a little difficult to deal with here and there,” Faber said. “And so actually it’s kind of a breath of fresh air...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...

Apr 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Kampmann Being Considered as Coach of Team Alpha Male

File this one under “unexpected.” UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that Martin Kampmann is being considered to replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig as the head coach of Team Alpha Male, located in Sacramento. Kampmann was at Team Alpha Male on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a tryout basis. The 32-year old Kampmann (20-7) last fought at...


Apr 8, 2014 6:11 pm

Ludwig Ready To Focus On Training Regular People Not Fighters

Last month we learned that, Duane Ludwig, Head Coach at Team Alpha Male, was moving on and packing up to Colorado. It’s actually become a pretty sensitive subject with the T.A.M. boys. However, for Duane, a UFC veteran, he’s happy and more than ready to take a backseat and focus on teaching Martial Arts, not...

Apr 3, 2014 10:41 am

Faber Dishes On Ludwig Departure, What’s Next For Team Alpha Male

“I think it’s good. There was a lot of publicity that came with that whole thing with Duane, but this team has been building for 11 years now. We were looking for a coach, and he came in and everyone made a big deal about it. We learned a lot from him, and from his...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Ludwig Shocked Team Alpha Male Departure Went Public

Last night we learned that, Team Alpha Male, one of the most successful teams in MMA, is losing their head coach. On Fox Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’ show, the broadcast team announced that Duane Ludwig is set to leave the Sacramento fight teams side in favor of something new. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Ludwig...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Michael Chiesa Injures Shoulder, Out For Six Weeks

The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa will have to wait a while to fight again, as he has sustained a shoulder injury in training, as reported to MMAFIGHTING.COM. The injury will put him out of commission for about six weeks, and he plans on using the layoff to travel from his Washington home...

Dec 2, 2013 7:49 pm

Late Night Cage Side Radio Episode 33 Replay With Lance Palmer and Raquel Pennington

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Lance Palmer joined the show to discuss his upcoming bout with Georgi Karakhanyan for the inaugural featherweight title this Saturday at WSOF 7 in Vancouver. A confident Palmer gave listeners his background as a martial artist,...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

Sep 7, 2013 10:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Duane “Bang” Ludwig Discusses Team Alpha Male’s Recent Success and Their Hunt for UFC Gold | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio the boys in shop invited Team Alpha Male coach, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, onto the airwaves to discuss several different topics, including the recent streak of success he’s helped bring to the Team Alpha Male camp. Ludwig, who was a fighter in the UFC himself,...

May 3, 2013 5:31 pm

Why Competitors Need To Do More Than Just Salsa

Among other things, one significant facet of finding success in fighting relies on rhythm. Not to discount the other variables involved in fighting, but in order to deliver a significant strike or shoot for a successful takedown, a fighter needs to concisely pinpoint the perfect moment in time to close that space in order to...