Chas Skelly
The Scrapper


Injury Thumb
Est. Return 3/14/2020
Needs X-ray on thumb
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, reports.
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.
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Uses grappling to snap losing streak
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.
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.
Booked for Vancouver
August 15, 2019
Skelly will square off against Jordan Griffin at UFC Vancouver on September 14.
Skelly was supposed to go up against Jordan Griffin at UFC Minneapolis, but he was forced to withdraw just under three weeks before the even for an unknown reason. Now, Skelly appears to be past whatever was bothering him at the time and will be looking to put an end to the two-fight losing streak he's currently on.
Announces withdrawal from UFC Minneapolis
June 10, 2019
Skelly announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled matchup against Jordan Griffin at UFC Minneapolis on June 29.
It's been a rough run for Skelly, who has lost back-to-back fights leading up to this announcement. He claims in the post that he will be back to full health to July and fighting shortly thereafer. It's unclear if the UFC will re-book this fight, or find a new opponent for Griffin on the Minneapolis card.
Set to fight Jordan Griffin
April 12, 2019
Skelly will face off against Jordan Griffin in a featherweight matchup at UFC Minneapolis on June 29, The Star Tribune reports.
Skelly will get back into the cage for this featherweight bout after losing his last two fights to Bobby Moffett and Jason Knight. Griffin is coming off a loss by decision in his UFC debut against against Dan Ige last December. Griffin was taken down three times in the loss in front of his hometown crowd, which could play into one of Skelly's strengths. Skelly has averaged 1.83 takedowns per 15 minutes in his 10-fight UFC career, recording at least one in each of his last three fights.
Suffers controversial loss Saturday in Denver
November 10, 2018
Skelly lost to Bobby Moffett via technical submission (D'arce choke) at 2:43 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Denver.
What a mess. With Skelly doing all he could to fight off the submission attempt of Moffett, referee Tim Mills decided he was out cold. If he was indeed done, Skelly was alert and complaining to Mills a nanosecond later. Colorado has adopted the new unified rules of MMA and Mills spent a good five minutes reviewing the call before sticking with his original decision. It's a disappointing result for Skelly in a fight in which he was winning. It was his first appearance in 17 months due to Tommy John surgery.