September 27, 2008

Morgan to face Ludwig

Welterweight Sammy Morgan, a member of Team Bison, will be competing on the upcoming Strikeforce show, Payback, on October 3 in Denver against Duane "Bang" Ludwig. Morgan (19-11; 4 KO/13 submissions) will be trying to snap a 3-fight losing streak. Since signing a contract to fight for EliteXC, Morgan has faced Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le (6-0), top contender Paul Daley (18-6-2), who will fight for the EliteXC Welterweight Championship the next night on CBS, and most recently Fabricio Camoes (9-4), who is seen as a top contender in the EliteXC Lightweight division.

Ludwig (16-8; 9 KO/5 submissions) has been waiting for this rematch with Morgan since their first fight in April of 2005. Fighting on the Ring Of Fire 16 show, Morgan defeated Ludwig by knockout just 52 seconds after the opening bell. Ludwig will be fighting again for the first time since losing by TKO to Takanori Gomi at Sengoku 1 in March. That fight was stopped less than three minutes into the fight due to a nasty cut suffered by Ludwig.

Strikeforce 'Payback' can be seen live on Friday, October 3 on HDNet at 9 PM.
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