The first fight on the main card of UFC on Fuel TV 5 live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom was Che Mills vs Duane Ludwig. These two premiere strikers were poised to put on a show and boy did they deliver.
Both fighters came out striking early with Che Mills getting the better of the opening exchange. Mills then clinched up and brought Ludwig down and immediately grabbed side control.
From there Mills continued to punish Ludwig with elbows until Ludwig finally postured up and moved Mills into his guard.
From there, Ludwig worked to his get to his feet but immediately grabbed his left knee in pain as he went back down again. Herb Dean then stepped right in and stopped the fight declaring it a TKO victory for Che Mill at the 2:28 mark.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Result:
Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 2:28
Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via TKO (doctors stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Gunnar Nelson def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:34
Robbie Peralta def. Jason Young via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, :23