Chas Skelly plans on making his 12th walk to the UFC octagon his last. The experienced featherweight noted recently that his February 19th UFC booking against Mark Striegl is set to be his retirement bout in MMA.
The fight is expected to take place on a “Fight Night” card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
“I plan to make this my last fight but will train like it’s my first! Don’t miss it,” said Skelly in an Instagram post.
Skelly, 36, has fought as a pro since 2009. He joined the UFC roster in 2014 with a flawless record of 11 wins and no losses. He has fought nearly a dozen times in the UFC, putting together a solid promotional record of seven wins and three losses.
Skelly has been out of the cage since 2019, as a string of canceled bouts has kept him out of action for the past two years. His last fight was a win against Jordan Griffin in September 2019.
Striegl will attempt to bounce back from his UFC debut loss in his booking next year. The former ONE Championship fighter took a loss in his October 2020 UFC debut, getting stopped within a minute by strikes from Said Nurmagomedov.
UFC’s February 19th card doesn’t have a main event at the moment. The only other bout previously reported for the date by Knockdown News is a bantamweight fight between Jesse Strader and Chad Anheliger.