Duane Ludwig has been named the new head coach and trainer for Team Alpha Male in California. Ludwig begins work immediately and will be helping with the careers of Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez and Chad Mendes.
Ludwig (21-14) has dropped his last three UFC bouts after a two-fight win streak. He has competed inside the Octagon since 2010.
Faber and Benavidez both have bouts scheduled for early in 2013, while Mendes is coming off a win this past Friday night in Australia.
Ludwig unofficially holds the fastest knockout in UFC history, having stopped Jonathan Goulet in just over six seconds. However, the official time is set at 11 seconds and was denied an appeal to the Nevada Athletic Commission.