Chas Skelly
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Fight with Jamall Emmers Cancelled
FeatherweightUFC
February 20, 2021
Skelly's scheduled matchup against Jamall Emmers was scrapped at the last possible second after Emmers could not make the walk to the cage due to back spasms.
ANALYSIS
Skelly did his walkout and everything but was left alone in the cage for the first time in UFC history. It is unclear when we'll see Skelly or Emmers next in the Octagon, or whether Skelly will get his win bonus for making it to fight night. Either way, it's an incredibly tough break for fantasy players who rostered either fighter, as neither appear as if they will accrue points.
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To return against Emmers
FeatherweightUFC
January 5, 2021
Skelly has agreed to face off against Jamall Emmers in a featherweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for Feb. 20, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Skelly hasn't fought since prior to the pandemic, though he did pick up a win via decision in his last fight -- a September 2019 matchup against Jordan Griffin. He'll take on an opponent in Emmers who is 1-2 under the UFC banner but 18-5-0 overall, with Emmers last picking up a decision win of his own in August. Skelly is an inch taller, but will be giving up two inches in reach to the younger Emmers.
Won't fight at UFC 246
FeatherweightUFC
January 14, 2020
Skelly won't fight Grant Dawson at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Skelly hasn't yet commented on the cancellation, Dawson announced Tuesday that the fight had been canceled for undisclosed reasons. Given the short notice, it's unlikely that either fighter will be able to compete at UFC 246. It's unclear when Skelly's next chance in the Octagon will be.
Set to fight Grant Dawson
FeatherweightUFC
October 29, 2019
Skelly (thumb) will fight Grant Dawson in a featherweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for Jan. 18, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Skelly was facing an indefinite suspension for a right thumb injury, but the injury apparently won't keep him from fighting in January at the January event in Las Vegas that has yet to be officially announced. Skelly defeated Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision at UFC Vancouver in September, which snapped a two-fight losing streak and brought his record as an MMA fighter to 18-4. Dawson has shown a lack of power in his past fights, but managed to win each of his first two UFC fights and carries a 14-1 record as a professional fighter. Skelly carries a slight height advantage over Dawson, but the two are even in reach.
Needs X-ray on thumb
FeatherweightUFC
September 17, 2019
Skelly has been suspended indefinitely by the British Columbia Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance for a possible right thumb injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Skelly got back in the win column Saturday with an upset victory over Jordan Griffin, but didn't emerge completely unscathed in the process. He'll be on the shelf until next March unless a doctor clears him of any serious injury.
Uses grappling to snap losing streak
FeatherweightUFC
September 14, 2019
Skelly defeated Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on Saturday in Vancouver.
ANALYSIS
Skelly's counting stats unfortunately won't move the needle much for fantasy owners, but he nonetheless cashed in as a (+145) betting underdog. It was exactly what he needed to do to get a win against the more athletic prospect, and he executed this grappling-based game plan to perfection. When it was all said and done, Skelly recorded 21 significant strikes, three advances, one takedown and one reversal. The victory snapped a two-fight losing streak and improves Skelly's record to 18-4 as a professional.