UFC on FX Live Blog: Duane Ludwig vs. Josh Neer Updates

Duane Ludwig will face Josh Neer at UFC on FX 1.This is the UFC on FX live blog for Duane Ludwig vs. Josh Neer, a welterweight bout on tonight's main card from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Ludwig (21-11) aims for his third straight UFC win after taking decisions over Amir Sadollah and Nick Osipczak. Neer (32-10-1) returned to the UFC last October and stopped Keith Wisniewski in a bloody brawl.

The live blog is below.


Josh Rosenthal is the referee.

Round 1: No touch of gloves. Neer immediately gets in Ludwig's face. Neer pays early for his willingness to stand in front of Ludwig, as he gets staggered by a Ludwig right hand. Neer recovers and presses Ludwig against the cage. Neer lands a jab. Ludwig stuns Neer with a knee to the stomach. Ludwig senses that Neer is hurt and he fires more knees. Neer blocks Ludwig's onslaught to stay standing. A break in action and Neer points out to Rosenthal that he dropped his mouthpiece. Both men land on punches. Neer grabs Ludwig's left leg and completes the takedown. Ludwig plays a loose butterfly guard before kick-pushing Neer off. Neer enters Ludwig's guard to look for ground and pound. Ludwig once again nicely kicks off, but when he turns into Neer, Ludwig gets caught in a guillotine. Ludwig doesn't tap and falls asleep.

Neer wins via technical submission - Round 1, 3:04

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