Seven-year UFC veteran Chas Skelly has announced what will be his final date and opponent in his professional fighting career.
The 36-year old featherweight took to social media to reveal that he will fight Mark Striegl at a UFC event on February 19, 2022. In doing so, he stated that “I plan to make this my last fight but will train train like it’s my first!”
Striegl also confirmed the booking on his own social media profiles.
Skelly (18-3, 1NC) last competed at UFC Vancouver in 2019, where he picked up a unanimous decision victory against Jordan Griffin. Roughly a year prior, he’d seen an initial submission loss against Bobby Moffett overturned due to a referee error.
A Texas native, Skelly began his fighting career in 2009, and competed in a couple of fights during Bellator MMA’s early days. The featherweight went 11-0 to start his career, then joined the UFC in 2014, losing a majority decision in his promotional debut against Mirsad Bektic.
Skelly would bounce back, winning his next four fights, with three finishes in that stretch. Since then, he’s posted a 3-2, 1NC record in the promotion.
Strigel (18-3, 1NC) joined the UFC last year, dropping his debut against Said Nurmagomedov. He has not fought since, and will be looking for his first win inside the octagon in Skelly’s retirement fight.
The UFC’s February 19, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. The following fights have been reported for the event:
Jesse Strader vs. Chad Anheliger
Austin Lingo vs. Jonathan Pearce
Chas Skelly vs. Mark Striegl