Viedas quick back to the ring after debut fight

Parksville's Marco “Machete” Viedas heads to River Rock Casino in Richmond for Battlefield Fight League 27

Marco “Machete” Viedas after his debut last month.

Marco “Machete” Viedas after his debut last month.

Tyson Taylor

The cage is calling for Marco “Machete” Viedas again. A quick turn around from his first fight, Marco is heading back to the mainland for the Battlefield Fight League 27 card.

Machete will take on David Chan on the Jan. 18 card, which takes place at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.

The fight is just a month after Viedas made his debut, winning by unanimous decision. The Battlefield Fight League 27 card will also feature former UFC fighter and former WEC Welterweight Champion “Mr. International” Shonie Carter.

The short break doesn’t worry Viedas or his manager and coach Brett Fee as they gear up for training again.

“I feel as long as Marco is doing all the right things and training properly, it’s hard to not be able to come back and have another fight this soon. I haven’t seen anything to tell me he won’t be able to train well for such a quick turn around. Of course, it’s not something we want to get used to but it’s something we’ll be able to manage,” Fee said.

Viedas will be ready for a more rounded fight this time around. There was a little bit of everything in that first fight but Machete is hoping for a bit of a different style.

“It’s a good opportunity for me this time around. I’ll be facing an opponent who’s going to be a lot smaller than I will be after the weigh — ins so I hope to assert my dominance from the start.”

“I’d like to keep this fight standing, look for a knockout or at least land some solid shots. If I can do that and knock him down, I’ll look to try and finish it with a submission,” Viedas said.

Machete will take his training, full time; down to Island Top Team in Nanaimo where he’ll get some of the best on the job training anyone in the MMA game can get on Vancouver Island. A club that specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA training, Viedas will have the best of both worlds.

“It’s not an MMA gym where anyone just goes and works out. If you don’t have much experience, you don’t last long there.”

“You basically get the gloves on and start sparring and that’s where all the training and learning comes from. The coaches will throw stuff in from time to time but it’s a real great place to learn lots of the basics from taking a beating in training,” Fee said.

Both coach and combatant are looking forward to this next fight and like Machete’s chances at going 2 – 0.

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