Machete ready for full MMA fight

Parksville fighter headed to Battlefield Fight League in Richmond July 12 after match cancelled

Marco “Machete” Viedas has been given his next fight

Marco “Machete” Viedas has been added to the Battlefield Fight League card on July 12 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.

Viedas, whose last fight was cancelled due to an injured opponent, will fight Tylor Nicholson.

Nicholson (two wins, three losses) will pose a different sort of challenge for Viedas, who will give up a few inches to his opponent.

“It’s going to be an interesting match-up for Marco, that’s for sure,” coach Brett Fee said. “I’ve started thinking about different strategies we can incorporate for this fight but of course Marco will start focusing on that as we get a little closer to the fight. For now, he’s just going to continue to work on his game and make sure he’s ready.”

There’s a chance that Viedas’ fight against Nicholson will be full MMA (mixed martial arts) rules, which is yet to be determined. Nicholson has already fought the required number of amateur level fights to advance to the full MMA rules. It’s something that Viedas hopes will happen for his next fight.

“We’ll see what happens of course but I hope that it’s the case. It would be nice to finally be able to put it all together in a fight after all the training I’ve been doing,” Viedas said.

“Throwing in the ground and pound aspect of a fight puts in that much more for me in terms of what I can get done in there, so I’m really excited at the possibility it could happen.”

Both Viedas and his coach Brett Fee will be watching the next two BFL events in hopes of catching a glimpse of Machete’s next opponent. It’s another exciting prospect for Machete, who is a part of the BFL Company that will now have its fights shown on The Fight Network.

“It’s pretty cool to think that about a month after his fight takes place, we could do the same thing we’re doing with Tylor’s next fight and sit down to watch it on TV,” Fee said.

“You don’t really get the chance to have that kind of exposure at this level, so it’s an exciting time to for Marco for sure.”

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