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XFC Signs Daniel Vizcaya to One-Fight Deal


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The XFC has given Full Mount MMA’s Daniel Vizcaya a one-fight deal, according to XFC media relations representative TJ Alcock.

“It’s probably not going to be until year’s end or early next year, as our next three cards are already done,” Alcock told Chicago’s MMA. It’s not known who Vizcaya (6-2) will fight in his XFC debut.

Bob Stewart of Full Mount MMA said that Vizcaya tried out for XFC last Saturday morning in Springfield, Massachusetts. “After a 10-hour tryout versus 100 of the top up-and-coming fighters from the US, Canada, and Europe, we were offered a deal to fight live on HDnet’s main card,” Stewart, who is Vizcaya’s coach, said.

Vizcaya is coming off a dominant performance at XFO 43, where he beat Team Colon’s Brandon DelPrado.
Vizcaya was all over DelPrado early in that bout, getting the fight to the ground and looking for openings. He got to full mount and clearly won the round.

In round 2, Vizcaya landed a double that put DelPrado on his back again. Vizcaya again got to full mount and this time poured on the strikes. DelPrado hung in there until Vizcaya opened him up with a strike that caused DelPrado to start gushing blood from the head. Vizcaya was able to sink in the rear naked choke, finishing him in dominating fashion.

It was the first loss of DelPrado’s career. For Vizcaya, it was his third consecutive win against a top, local opponent. Before the win against DelPrado, he stopped Rafal Skibinski in the third round at Supremacy III last May, and beat the always-tough Kent Rexford in February of 2011.

Now Vizcaya will have an opportunity to show his skills on a national level, as he will fight on an HDNet-televised XFC card. And he earned it by proving himself to XFC president John Prisco.

“We really put them through it,” Prisco said of the open workout that led to signing Vizcaya. “Nobody leaves the tryout feeling disappointed. We go through their entire game and really feel confident at the end when we’re signing a fighter or two, that this is a fighter that we can really put on TV and they can become a big name in this industry.”

It wouldn’t surprise local fight fans to see Vizcaya fighting on TV for years to come.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is the former play-by-play announcer for the XFO and other organizations, and he has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided, and more.

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