Team Alpha Male’s Secret Weapon: Duane Ludwig

Team Alpha Male’s Secret Weapon: Duane Ludwig


Joseph Benavidez made quick work of Jussier Formiga at UFN 28, dispatching his foe by TKO in the opening round. J Bo took Formiga out with an impressive straight right/knee to the body combo, displaying some impressive Muay Thai skills.

Benavidez trains out of Team Alpha Male with Urijah Faber, Danny Castillo, Chad Mendes, TJ Dillishaw and Justin Buchholz. The team has had great success in the past, but even more so since signing UFC/Strikeforce veteran Duane Ludwig as their head coach.

Ludwig, probably most well known for holding one of the fastest KO’s in UFC history, has revitalized the team; working them hard in the stand up drills and it shows in their fights.

It also shows in their statistics, Team Alpha Male are undefeated since making the addition of Ludwig. Check out the video below, courtesy of, and see what a training session with ‘Bang’ is like.

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  • David Saucier

    Always loved Bang, good for him, and the marvelous munchkins

  • TheRealDeal

    Sorry, but can't get past the fact that Benavidez wears ****** rings……maybe BANG can help with that issue.

    • TheRealDeal

      All I said was NIPPPLE, JEEZ…..

  • dirt

    Duane ludwig is a wild dude. just did the rogan podcast with dillashaw before mendez TKO'd guida.
    the date is 8/26. here's the link:

  • highkick12

    Ya Ludwig would definitely win coach of the year 2013 if they had it.

  • falcon4917

    Glad for the team.

  • Akordas

    Usually the best coaches are not the best competitors, and best competitors usually are crappy coaches.