Duane Ludwig will corner Chad Mendes at UFC 176 -- but not Urijah Faber at UFC 175

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

"The California Kid" will instead be cornered by Martin Kampmann for his UFC 175 fight against Alex Caceres.

Duane Ludwig recently confirmed that he would indeed corner Chad Mendes for his rematch against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo, which goes down at UFC 176 on Aug., 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

This, despite the fact that Ludwig has parted ways with Team Alpha Male, "Money's" camp, to open up his own gym in Colorado.

"Bang" however, will not be cornering Urijah Faber -- leader of the Sacramento, California-based camp -- for his bantamweight showdown against Alex Caceres at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014, according to a report from UFC Tonight.

That duty will fall to former UFC welterweight contender Martin Kampmann, the man widely regarded to be Ludwig's replacement as Team Alpha Male head trainer.

After catching wind of Ludwig's departure, Faber described the split as a "breath of fresh air," saying that he and Ludwig didn't exactly have the best relationship at times.

As for the rest of the team, it seems as if Ludwig still has a very good bond with them. At UFC 173 this past Memorial Day Weekend, "Bang" helped T.J. Dillashaw capture the 135-pound title by dethroning former division kingpin Renan Barao via fifth round knockout.

Video highlights here.

That, according to Ludwig, was enough to convince Mendes that his chances would be better at defeating Aldo, Renan's teammate, in their championship rematch if they continued to work together.

As for "The California Kid," it seems like he's completely moving on and will look to pick up his first win under his new trainer when he battles "Bruce Leeroy" this Fourth of July weekend.

More on that scrap right here.

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