October 2012 Athlete of the Month
33-year-old Duane Ludwig is a Denver Native, a professional MMA Fighter, and currently employed by the UFC (Ultimate
Fighting Championship). Duane’s ring name is BANG! as he is known for his striking style. He has the distinction of having the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history by defeating Canadian Jonathon Goulet in just over 6 seconds! Always fascinated by the Martial Arts he would see onscreen, Duane started training Muay Thai at the age of 15. He had a decorated amateur career; winning multiple state and national titles. He made his professional debut in 2000, and has fought all over the world in multiple disciplines, but is known for his Muay Thai style and his K-1 career in Japan. Duane will be fighting September 29th on a nationally televised UFC event, broadcast from Nottingham, UK. Duane resides in Arvada with his wife, son and daughter. In 2010 he opened his flagship Muay Thai / Mixed Martial Arts School, BANG Muay Thai, in Westminster. You can find out more about this rising star and exceptional athlete at DuaneBang.com.