Hardy (bottom)/ Jeff Cain for MMAWeekly.com
Would it be safe to assume that this is the kind of fight where it won’t reach the ground? Well, at least until somebody hits the deck.
Both men are not exactly known for their grappling acumen. Among Hardy’s 23 career wins, only four have come by way of submission. Ludwig holds 21 and five in those categories, respectively.
Hardy continues to plug up the holes in his ground game by training with the likes of Roy Nelson and Eddie Bravo—two experienced Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts who hail from prestigious academies.
However, Hardy will be wise not to do anything foolish in this fight. In his last outing, Hardy looked to take the fight to the mat in the waning moments of his bout against Chris Lytle, for which the Ultimate Fighter vet countered by locking up a fight-ending guillotine choke.
Wrestling and jiu-jitsu? Nixed.