Chas Skelly

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UFC Vegas 48 video: Chas Skelly crushes Mark Striegl with vicious knee KO, leaves door slightly open for MMA return

If Chas Skelly is indeed done with his fighting career, he had a tremendous way of going out. Skelly took on Mark Striegl in a preliminary featherweight bout at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 48 event at the APEX. After a first round that featured Skelly jumping ahead with his ground control, the 36-year-old landed a vicious elbow that stunned Striegl. As Skelly went in to inflict more punishment, he landed a brutal knee that dropped his opponent and delivered some ground-and-pound before referee Keith Peterson saw enough.
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Raleigh News & Observer

UFC Fight Night 201 video: Chas Skelly TKOs Mark Striegl, plans on ‘maybe not fighting anymore’

It came as a revelation to most viewers when Chas Skelly was walking to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 201 that it could be his final fight. UFC commentator Jon Anik revealed the note as Skelly (19-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) was set to compete against Mark Striegl (18-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) on Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, but is he really done?

UFC Fight Night 201: Chas Skelly vs. Mark Striegl prediction, preview, odds

Chas “The Scrapper” Skelly, 36, will reenter the octagon for the first time since a decision win in 2019. Thus far, in the UFC, Skelly is 7-3-1. Striegl, three years younger, lost his UFC debut via knockout in 2020. Fourteen of Striegl’s eighteen wins have come by submission, and all three losses have come by finish.
Bloody Elbow

Editorial: UFC should listen to Chas Skelly regarding weight cutting

Chas Skelly had a lot to say following the last minute cancellation of his fight against Jamall Emmers at UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis. And perhaps the most important subject the featherweight brought up was that of weight cutting. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO WATCH ‘UFC VEGAS 19: ‘BLAYDES...

Chas Skelly reveals emotions when Jamall Emmers did not enter the cage at UFC Vegas 19

UFC featherweight Chas Skelly revealed the emotions that went through him when opponent Jamall Emmers did not enter the cage at UFC Vegas 19. Skelly was set to make his return to the Octagon for the first time since a decision win over Jordan Griffin in September 2019. Skelly missed all of 2020 due to injuries and was looking forward to returning to the cage against Emmers. Skelly had already made the walk to the Octagon and was awaiting Emmers to join him, but the fight was canceled at the last minute when Emmers suffered back spasms during his warmups. The fight was scratched, leaving Skelly with two straight canceled fights after a bout with Grant Dawson fell through at the last second in January 2020. Safe to say Skelly is frustrated by all of the bad luck.
Bleacher Report

Jamall Emmers Pulls Out of UFC Fight Night vs. Chas Skelly with Back Injury

The UFC Fight Night 185 featherweight bout between Chas Skelly and Jamall Emmers was canceled Saturday after Emmers suffered back spasms backstage and was unable to walk out to the Octagon. Skelly had made his walk to the Octagon and awaited Emmers, but he did not arrive. Octagon announcer Joe...

Jamall Emmers pulls out with back spasms as Chas Skelly waits in Octagon

Chas Skelly stood in the Octagon and waited for his opponent, Jamall Emmers, to make his entrance. But Emmers never came out. The UFC Fight Night bout between Skelly and Emmers was canceled Saturday when Emmers was unable to compete after suffering back spasms backstage, according to the UFC broadcast.