Video: Rolando Velasco on 15 month layoff, fighting being family business, and Tachi Palace Fights 33

After being on the sidelines for the last 15 months, Rolando “The Machine” Velasco will return to competition on Thursday at Tachi Palace Fights 33 as he will meet Rodrigo Lima in the main event of the fight card.

The last time Velasco (13-4-1) stepped inside MMA action, he lost a decision against Cody Gibson at Tachi Palace Fights 27 in May of last year and the defeat snapped a three fight winning streak. During that winning streak, two of the wins came by decision and he’s 8-2 in his last ten fights.

On this edition of “The MMA Report Podcast Extra,” Velasco talks about his return to action on Thursday at Tachi Palace Fights 33 and how fighting has become the family business.