Found May 26, 2012 on
After Dan Hardy knocked Duane Ludwig down with a picture perfect left left hook on the jaw, he put both of his hands up in the air, knowing he had just knocked one of the toughest Welterweights in the game silly. There was still some work to do though for the Outlaw, he followed his unconscious opponent to the ground and landed a couple more unnecessary shots, forcing the referee to step in.
It's been a long road to victory for Hardy, he hadn't had his hand raised since his unanimous decision victory over Mike "Quick" Swick back at UFC 105 in Machester, England. Since then he's dropped four in a row. To his credit, the losses came to the current Welterweight champion, the Interim champion, a guy who is closer to Heavyweight than Welterweight on fight night, and a hero who rode off into the sunset.
In a promotion that is usually three and out, and certainly four and out, Hardy was given another chance due to his ability to bring the "War" every time. It surely can also be attributed to the lack of British stars, and his Xyience deal.
It was a bittersweet moment for Hardy ending his long slide against a man in Ludwig who he had followed throughout the duration of his career, but with this impressive knockout "The Outlaw" has just earned himself an extended life on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts.
Final Result: Dan Hardy (24-10 MMA, 5-4 UFC) defeats Duane Ludwig (21-13 MMA, 4-4 UFC) via KO (Round 1, 3:51)
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BEST OF MAXIM
Hardy snaps his four fight losing streak by defeating Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig in the first round.
In the opening exchange Hardy was momentarily stumbled by a Ludwig right hand over the top. Hardy using the clinch staves off any forward threat by Ludwig, pressing Ludwig into the cage. As the fight came off the cage both fighters looked to trade, with no punches of consequence landing...
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
Early combination misses for Ludwig. Head kick from Ludwig misses. Hardy is caught and Hardy wraps him up and gets him against the cage. Knees to the body from both fighters. Two punches from Hardy as they exit. Hardy goes for a takedown and eats two knees in the process before he can get him back against the cage. Lots of...
Dan Hardy KO's Duane Ludwig with a vicious lead left hook UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir quick results
In this exclusive, Nottingham favorite MMA son, Dan Hardy spoke Marcos Villegas about his big win over Duane “Bang” Ludwig this Saturday at UFC 146. It was a do or die fight for both men and Hardy reveals that he is relieved that he still is employed by Zuffa and to have all that weight [...]
It was an amazing night of fights at UFC 146. After the action was over UFC President Dana White announced that the following fighters earned $70K bonuses for their performances.
Knockout of the Night – Roy Nelson and Dan Hardy
Submission of the Night – Paul Sass
Fight of the Night – No fight earned his bonus
UFC 146 – Nelson, Hardy, Sass, Struve earn $70K bonuses is a...
Quick Notes: -Cain will fight to regain his title vs. JDS after a big win against Big Foot Silva. -Dana says “Dan Hardy looked great…He’s a fun fighter and we like him.” -Brock Lesnar was at UFC 146 and has something brewing with Dana and the UFC. Dana did not give details, but hinted that Lesnar [...]
An additional $ 70,000 was awarded to each of the following fighters for their refusal to underachieve during tonight's fights inside of Fight City Nevada's MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fight of the night - None Knockout of the night - Dan Hardy + Roy Nelson Submission of the night - Stefan Struve + Paul Sass
After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Stefan Struve (Pictured), Paul Sass, Roy Nelson and Dan Hardy each an additional $70,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir.”
Struve and Sass took home ‘Submission of the Night’ honors, while Nelson and Hardy were both rewarded with ‘Knockout of the Night...
It was a good weekend for Nottingham, England over the past weekend. The city that we Americans know of as the place Robin Hood would jack rich people for schillings had two native sons in fistic combat this past Saturday. UFC welterweight Dan Hardy was facing his possible pink slip from the UFC as he [...]