Duane Ludwig News
VIDEO | Duane Ludwig breaks down Valentina Shevchenko's spinning kick
Tom Taylor - February 13, 2020
VIDEO | Duane Ludwig breaks down Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone - Part 1: Open Stance Attack
Tom Taylor - January 15, 2020
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 92 // Alonzo Menifield | Darrion Caldwell | Duane Ludwig | Colby Covington
Jason Kindschy - August 9, 2018
BJPENN.COM Radio is back, Penn Nation! We kick off this episode with arguably the most talented prospect awarded a contract from DWTNCS, Alonzo Menifield. Finishing his last opponent in just 8 seconds, Alonzo now hopes to make his UFC debut in October. We’ll recap the victory that landed him a contract, discuss what matchups make the most sense for his debut, and how he plans to build momentum towards the title quickly.
EXCLUSIVE | Duane Ludwig reveals his ideal backup plan for TJ Dillashaw if "Mighty Mouse" fight falls through
Tom Taylor - March 22, 2018
Right now, one of the most talked about fights in the MMA bubble is a potential flyweight title fight between dominant divisional champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and a slimmed-down version of UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
EXCLUSIVE | Duane Ludwig believes student Curtis Blaydes has the power to stop Alistair Overeem
Tom Taylor - March 22, 2018
Curtis Blaydes is one of the fastest-rising contenders in the UFC heavyweight division, and Duane Ludwig has played a definite role in the wrestling specialist’s emergence as such.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 75 // Duane Ludwig | Artem Lobov | Justin Willis | Garry Tonon | Bibiano Fernandes | Martin Nguyen | Dhiego Lima
Jason Kindschy - March 22, 2018
Another STACKED episode of BJPENN.COM Radio has arrived, Penn Nation! We kick things off with our good friend, Duane Ludwig. “Bang” will give us his thoughts on the stalled negotiations for a super-fight between TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson, how he plans to help Curtis Blaydes prepare for Alistair Overeem, and we’ll also hear the latest in his journey of instructing martial arts students and helping them rise to their full potential.
VIDEO | Duane Ludwig Doubles Down on TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson Superfight
Justin Golightly - November 17, 2017
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 57 // James Vick | TJ Dillashaw | Duane Ludwig | Matt Brown
Jason Kindschy - November 8, 2017
BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- First up, coming off a second round finish against Joe Duffy, “The Texicutioner” James Vick returns to the show to recap the big win in MSG. It seems evident that this victory is one he’s needed to get a push from the company, and in turn line up bigger fights. We’ll get his take on the division, who’s likely to be his next opponent, and if will see Vick with the strap in 2018.
TJ Dillashaw announces the creation of his own team based in California
Russell Ess - October 30, 2017
TJ Dillashaw is switching things up ahead of his UFC 217 bout where he will challenge former teammate Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title. Dillashaw used to train with Garbrandt at Team Alpha Male and took his training to Colorado after his striking coach Duane Ludwig left the team and took his coaching to the Elevation Fight Team. Now, Dillashaw will be training out of California as he recently announced on a UFC 217 media conference call that he is starting his own team in Burbank.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep.53 // Eddie Bravo | Mark Godbeer | Duane Ludwig
Jason Kindschy - October 11, 2017
BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more great guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- Joining us live to start the show is the one and only Eddie Bravo. With Tony Ferguson’s win against Kevin Lee to capture the interim lightweight title over the weekend, Eddie will be giving us his analysis on the performance of his star pupil and what the experience was like for Eddie as a coach. We’ll hear about the emotions and celebration for the Ferguson team after the fight, and of course, what Eddie thinks of the Ferguson vs McGregor match-up. Also, we’ll be breaking down the incredibly stacked Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds tournament slated for November 12th in LA and how he brought this idea from concept to reality. Always a must listen conversation when Bravo hits the microphone!
Duane Ludwig explains why he and TJ Dillashaw are not bothered by Team Alpha Male's trash talk
Tom Taylor - September 28, 2017
Over the last year, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and his allies at Team Alpha Male have had plenty to say about former Team Alpha Male staple TJ Dillashaw and his coach Duane Ludwig. With Garbrandt and Dillashaw’s UFC 217 bantamweight title fight now just weeks away, we can expect Team Alpha Male’s trash talk to ramp up yet again. Yet according to Ludwig, who appeared on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, this trash talk doesn’t really affect him or TJ Dillashaw.
Duane Ludwig opens the doors of his academy to all fighters
Tom Taylor - July 13, 2017
Until recently, Ludwig Martial Arts – the academy operated by UFC veteran and renowned MMA coach Duane Ludwig – was a fairly exclusive club. That is no longer the case. The gifted instructor has now opened his doors to all fighters, and is hoping they’ll come from far and wide to learn what he has to teach. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Coach Duane Ludwig (who is credited in large part for TJ Dillashaw’s evolution into a championship-level fighter) explained the choice to open his academy’s doors to all fighters.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 41 // Ben Askren | Duane Ludwig | Rich Franklin
bjpenndotcom - July 12, 2017
BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Ben Askren and Rich Franklin! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with ONE FC Welterweight Champ and arguably the best grappler in MMA today, Ben Askren. “Funky” Ben is several weeks removed from his most recent title defense and we’ll getting the scoop on when he expects to be back in competition. As outspoken as they come, Ben will give us his take on some of MMA’s hot topics and big fights coming up. From working with Tyron Woodley leading up to UFC 214, to being the most dominant champion under the ONE FC banner, we’ll cover it all with Askren.
VIDEO | Several scuffles break out in newest clip from The Ultimate Fighter
Russell Ess - May 25, 2017
It is too bad that Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will not be settling their feud at UFC 213 as originally planned. Garbrandt suffered a back injury and will not be recovered in time to train for the fight by the July 8 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Duane Ludwig: If we lived thousands of years ago, Conor McGregor would probably be the king
Tom Taylor - May 25, 2017
One of the hottest rivalries in MMA today is the one shared by reigning bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, and former champ TJ Dillashaw. As Dillashaw’s coach, Duane Ludwig has been dragged into the middle of this sizzling beef, which has recently been coming to a head on The Ultimate Fighter. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Ludwig explained to host Kinch that he has a hard time coming to grips with all the trash talk and bravado that is produced by rivalries of this kind.
Duane Ludwig discusses TJ Dillashaw's plans to become a two-division champ
Tom Taylor - May 25, 2017
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 34 // Duane Ludwig
bjpenndotcom - May 24, 2017
BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Duane “Bang” Ludwig! 8:15PM ET- Our guest tonight for this streamlined episode is one of the best coaches in MMA today, Duane Ludwig. With the news of Cody Garbrandt likely being unable to defend his title against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213, we’ll get Duane’s take on the inevitable cancellation of the fight and what options TJ has going forward. Ludwig and Dillashaw have since been campaigning for a super-fight with pound-for-pound king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and while UFC president Dana White seems interested in the matchup, it appears the DJ is not so keen on fighting Dillashaw. We’ll be breaking down the potential bout between Dillashaw and Johnson, getting Duane’s take on the portrayal of each respective team on TUF 25 thus far, and we’ll also hear a brief update on Matt Brown. All that and much more from the trainer-extraordinaire!
Urijah Faber trashes Dillashaw and Ludwig, thanks Conor McGregor for "seeing the future"
Tom Taylor - April 20, 2017
For a time, former WEC champ Urijah Faber and former UFC champ TJ Dillashaw trained happily together, as mentor and protege, under the roof of Sacramento, California’s Team Alpha Male. Today, however, the two fighters could not be more distant. Not long after Team Alpha Male brought striking veteran Duane Ludwig in to serve as a coach, Ludwig departed the camp, and relocated to Colorado. Having formed a close relationship with the striking coach, Dillashaw then followed him to Colarado, where he now splits his training between Team Elevation and Ludwig’s gym.
Duane Ludwig on infamous Garbrandt-Dillashaw KO video: From what I understand it was from a wrestling scramble
Tom Taylor - March 16, 2017
The next title fight in the ever-exciting UFC bantamweight division will pit reigning champion Cody Garbrandt against former champion and estranged teammate TJ Dillashaw at a to-be-determined date. Before the two bantamweight stars collide for gold, however, they will star as opposing coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Garbrandt and Dillashaw’s time on the show, has given their already sizzling beef plenty of time to slow-cook.
Duane Ludwig on TUF 25: This is by far the best season for the fights themselves
Tom Taylor - March 16, 2017
The next season of The Ultimate Fighter, TUF 25, looks like it should be a good one. The season will be coached by reigning bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw, who are estranged former teammates and heated rivals. The cast, meanwhile, will be composed of TUF veterans – ranging from Joe Stevenson to Julian Lane to James Krause – each eager to get their career back on track with a TUF tournament win. According to Duane Ludwig, who spent three days a week helping his star pupil Dillashaw coach these veterans, the season also produced some dynamite fights. In fact, Ludwig believes this season of the show produced the best fights in TUF history. He explained this belief on Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio.