Tomorrow night, in the Total Fight Challenge Co-Main Event, Brenden Toler, a fighter with Team Genesis will be fighting against Elite Performance’s Ramiro Marquez for the 205 lb. title.
With a background in wrestling, muay thai and mma, Toler who currently has a record of 3-0 said that he feels confident that his one year and a half of experience will lead him to success in this title fight.
Toler’s last fight was in September 2012 when he defeated Nicasio Sanchez by submission. After a quick and tough exchange, Toler locked in a guillotine choke in 0:24 seconds of Round 2.
(September 2012: Toler vs. Sanchez Fight)
Although he admits that he doesn’t know much about Marquez as a fighter, Toler said that he fought against one of his training partners (Nicasio Sanchez).
A typical day for Toler begins with an early run and a kickboxing session, and that’s just to start off.
“I then go to CrossFit training around 7:00 a.m. My mma training follows from 8:00-10:30 a.m. I do this routine four days a week,” said Toler.
For his fight against Marquez, Toler said he has been working a lot more on his stand-up.
“I never really trained stand-up for my past three fights because my fights were so close together that I didn’t have time. At the gym we have a new muay thai instructor and I’m putting all my trust in him. I’ve been training hard every day and slowly progressing. I’m only on level one of muay thai but my trainer thinks I have potential,” said Toler.
“I can be a technical fighter and I’ll do what I have to do to win but I also like to have good sportsmanship. I respect every fighter because I know what they go through for each fight. It’s a pain in the ass for all fighters… but I enjoy the sport,” said Toler.
When asked how he would describe his progress, Toler said, “I feel my stand-up has gotten a little bit better, especially my confidence because initially, I was a little shaky coming into the cage but after my third fight, the cage jitters started to go away.”
“I feel every fight helps you overcome the jitters and make you a better fighter. With time, walking out to the cage, seeing everybody in the crowd and zoning into the fight becomes a lot easier,” said Toler.
“I think this is going to be a good fight. I want to show the fans what I can really do and hopefully I continue to progress after every fight,” ended Toler.
For tickets and event information, call 708-839-1000 or visit www.totalfightchallenge.com.
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Fights Begin: 7:30 p.m.
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