Round 1: They set up in the center, both men taking their time to find their range. Hardy comes in behind a punch and Ludwig rocks him with a counter. Ludwig tries to capitalize, but Hardy clinches and walks him to the cage. Hardy breaks with a nice combo. Hardy lands a clean left hook. Ludwig comes close with a head kick, but Hardy gets out of the way. Hardy gets in a pair of jabs; they clinch, with Ludwig landing some decent knees before Hardy walks him to the wall. Another good knee to the body by Ludwig and both men land nicely on the break. Hardy floors Ludwig with a lead left hook after feinting the jab, then follows him to the mat and finishes him with right elbows.
Dan Hardy defeated Duane Ludwig via KO (left hook and elbows) at 3:51 of round 1
The Outlaw ends his four-fight losing streak in impressive fashion with a brilliant victory over a very tough Duane Ludwig.