Chas Skelly
The Scrapper


Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/3/2019
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.
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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.
Will fight Bobby Moffett at UFC Denver
September 4, 2018
Skelly is slated to fight Bobby Moffett at UFC Denver on Nov. 10, Damon Martin of MMA Weekly reports.
The 33-year-old is 17-3 overall, with 10 of his victories coming via submission and three coming by KO/TKO. He's hit a bit of a rough patch lately, however, going 2-2 over his past four bouts. Most recently, he lost via third-round TKO to Jason Knight at UFC 221. Skelly's opponent, Moffett, also has three losses as a professional compared to his 13 victories -- eight of which are via submission. He'll be making his UFC debut during the bout, and is coming off a second-round submission win against Jacob Kilburn.
Long medical suspension in aftermath of UFC 211
May 16, 2017
Skelly has received a medical suspension of 180 days from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation following his UFC 211 loss to Jason Knight, reports.
Skelly and Knight put on one of the better fights of the evening, but it was likely the brutal way this one was finished that led to the medical suspension. Once Skelly hit the canvas in the third round, he continued to take shots before the fight was finally called off. In fact, Knight landed 16 of his 59 significant strikes in the third round, and over the course of the fight, landed 23 of 29 significant strikes while Skelly was grounded. As a result, Skelly will have to sit out until at least Nov. 10, unless cleared earlier by a physician. Other fighters receiving suspensions of 45 days or longer include Gabriel Benitez (180 days), Dustin Poirier (45 days) and Skelly's opponent, Knight, who will sit 45 days pending medical clearance.
Finished by Jason Knight at UFC 211
May 13, 2017
Skelly lost to Jason Knight via TKO (punches) at 0:39 of Round 3 at UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas.
While the first two rounds were competitive, Skelly likely found himself behind 18-20 heading into Round 3. It only got worse from there. An uppercut from Knight set in motion the sequence to the finish of the fight and the incompetence of referee Jacob Montalvo forced Skelly to eat countless unnecessary shots when the fight was already clearly over. While Skelly is extremely tough, he is limited athletically and he gets by on heart and determination. He still sports an impressive 6-3 record in the UFC despite Saturday's setback.