The Cage Fighter

Ryan Krogh practices legs kicks on the heavy bags at FIT NHB gym, in Albuquerque.

Conditioning takes on a whole new meaning in the fight world.

Conditioning takes on a whole new meaning in the fight world.
(Ryan Heffernan)


Arlene Sanchez-Vaughn, from FIT NHB, tapes Krogh's hands prior to the fight.

Arlene Sanchez-Vaughn
(Ryan Heffernan)


Krogh warms up with leg kicks, only minutes before the fight.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)


Krogh walks through the crowd at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)


Krogh steps into the octagon, the opening bout at Fightworld International 16.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)


In Round 1, Krogh gets top position and attempts to strike his opponent, Alex Gumaer.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)


Krogh lands punches to Gumaer's ribs.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)


The beginning of the decisive 3rd Round.

The beginning of the decisive 3rd Round.
(Ryan Heffernan)


Tom Vaughn, head trainer at FIT NHB, gives Krogh advice in between rounds as Sanchez-Vaughn administers water.

Tom Vaughn
(Ryan Heffernan)


Krogh after the fight—bruised and bloodied, but still alive.

Ryan Krogh
(Ryan Heffernan)

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