While he spent much of 2015 focusing on being part of Team USA Kickboxing, featherweight Nate Togbah managed to get in his first MMA fight in more than two years with a third-round TKO of Courtney Buck at Legacy FC 43 in July.
Togbah’s return to MMA started off a bit slowly, but he quickly regained his footing and picked up the win.
“Legacy gave me the opportunity to do my first show after taking two years off to perfect my skills,” Togbah told MMAWeekly.com. “I was very excited to demonstrate my skills. Thankfully it went well with my first fight for Legacy.
“To be honest with you, I was more nervous than anything. It took a while to get the feel again cage-wise, moving around, but after the first round I started getting comfortable and got into my rhythm and did what I normally do.”
Togbah feels there’s a noticeable difference in his game from when he took time off in 2012 until now.
“My game changed a lot,” said Togbah. “Just seeing where I was at the last time I did it and where I’m at now, I’ve added new tools to my arsenal. I’m thinking a lot more, planning things in my head when I compete, so I’m always setting up for something or have a back-up plan.”
On Friday in Hinkley, Minn., Togbah (3-1) returns at Legacy FC 51 to take on Kuchlong Kuchlong (5-3) in a main card featherweight bout.
“From what I gather, he’s a tough guy and can take some punishment, and is a southpaw and much taller than I am, but he’s coming from a bigger weight class down to 145 pounds, so my goal is pretty much just to pressure him,” said Togbah of facing Kuchlong.
“He’s new to my weight class; hasn’t been there before; ….View full article