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Highlight Reel of the Day: Duane “Bang” Ludwig Is Here to Throw Down, Y’all

While Duane “Bang” Ludwig experienced something of a career revival during his stint as Team Alpha Male’s striking coach, he is a name that never really left the tongues of MMA fans with a true appreciation for the striking elements of the sport. Consistently and rightfully praised by Joe Rogan as being one of the most elite strikers to ever enter the UFC, Ludwig holds both the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history and the honor of being the only K-1 World MAX champion to compete under the Zuffa banner.

Although Ludwig has since departed from Alpha Male to start his own gym in Colorado, his impact could be seen in not only TJ Dillashaw‘s improbable and plain brilliant upset of Renan Barao at UFC 173, but in Chad Mendes‘ gritty performance against Jose Aldo last weekend. Ludwig is a tactician, a Bas Rutten disciple, and an absolute dynamo when it comes to the art of exploiting an opponent’s weaknesses — look no further than his wins over Jens Pulver, Genki Sudo, and more recently, Amir Sadollah for proof of how incredible Ludwig could look when he was in the zone.

So to honor Ludwig’s illustrious career (and because there’s not much else going on out there today), I present you with this stupid awesome Duane “Bang” Ludwig highlight reel, which I randomly stumbled upon last night. It’s cool, you can thank me later.

-J. Jones

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Thiago Alves *Finally* Healthy, Hoping to Continue Obliterating Legs at UFC 171 in March


(“C’mon bro, you’re a UFC fighter for Christ’s sake. If you start crying, you’ll never be able to show your face in this parlor again. You’ll be no better than Phil Baroni.” Photo via ami-james.)

It feels like its been eons since we’ve seen Thiago Alves in action, and by “in action,” we mean cutting down fighters young and old with leg kicks powerful enough to give even Cecil Peoples nightmares. Ever since suffering a last minute, come-from-behind submission defeat at the hands of Martin Kampmann last March, Alves has been forced to pull out of bouts with Siyar Bahadurzada and Matt Brown due to various injuries. In fact, Alves has hit something of a rough patch ever since fighting Georges “The Career Killer” St. Pierre at UFC 100, having dropped 3 of his past 5 contests and picking up wins over less-than-stellar competition.

Thankfully, none other than Ariel Helwani has passed along the news that Alves is finally healthy again and hoping to secure a fight at UFC 171: Jones vs. Teixeira.

Who would you like to see Alves paired up with in his return bout, Nation? Pyle? MacDonald? Paulo Odbelis?! Before you decide, let’s all just revel in the only Thiago Alves highlight reel that isn’t accompanied by a horrendous rap song after the jump.

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Must-See: K-1 Impact! Knockout Reel


(Props: youtube.com/K1 via MMA Scraps)

Feel like being entertained for about 24 minutes? Then check out this K-1 knockout compilation, which features kickboxing legends like Ernesto Hoost, Andy Hug, Peter Aerts, Jerome Le Banner, and Mark Hunt leaving their opponents with permanent neurological damage. Part 2 is after the jump. You will not be disappointed.

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Absolute Must See: “Grand Theft Title 2″

MMA highlight-video master Genghis Con — whose nuts we’ve hugged in the past — went on the UG yesterday to plug his new video, which documents the “Beef” between Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra. It’s as amazing as you’d expect, but while poking around his previous works, we came upon “Grand Theft Title 2,” an absolute gem from last year which focuses on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s killing spree in PRIDE’s 2005 Grand Prix, where he took out Quinton Jackson (at Total Elimination), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (at Critical Countdown), and then Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona in the same night (at Final Conflict); you can watch it above.

The GTA video game theme allows for fun touches like the “Change View” at -8:23 and “Unlocked: Foot Stomps” at -7:05, but the use of Liberty City‘s soundtrack really sets this one apart. How freaking cool is Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” playing during the Nogueira and Overeem fights? Con is on a whole ‘notha level. Anyway, check it out, tell a friend, and set aside some time to watch the rest.

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