Over 18 Months Later, Chas Skelly Has Moffett Result Overturned to No Contest

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It took a while, but Chas Skelly has finally seen his loss to Bobby Moffett at UFC Denver overturned.

The November 2018 fight ended with what appeared to be a submission victory for Moffett, via Brabo choke. The only problem, Skelly neither tapped nor went unconscious as a result of the submission. After referee Tim Mills stopped the fight regardless, Skelly immediately protested — to no avail, even after a video review.

He’d go on to appeal the result to the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission. And, at long last, he’s got the result he was looking for. Well, other than a win. The fight has been ruled a No Contest.

Skelly announced the news on social media Wednesday.

“In reviewing the bout video in its entirety, as well as the video submitted by you, I have concluded that the mechanics of the referee helped in creating an untimely stoppage of the fight, which resulted in an incorrect decision being rendered in this bout,” Tony Cummings, Direct of the Colorado Office of Combate Sports wrote in his conclusion.

“While I find no malice in the referees’ action in this situation, it is my opinion that the view of the fight ending sequence showed that a proper defense was being employed and that as such, the sequence should have been allowed to play itself out.”

Cummings also eliminated a verbal or physical tap on the part of Skelly, as well as any possibility that Skelly went unconscious from the submission attempt.

With the fight being overturned, Skelly now holds a record of 18-3, 1NC.