Chas Skelly earned his second straight submission victory in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 104, where he tapped Chris Gruetzenmacher.
Now with UFC Fight Night 104 behind him, Skelly has his sights set on Dallas, Texas and the upcoming UFC 211 event.
“These tickets are expensive,” Skelly said to MMA Junkie. “These hotel rooms are expensive. These guys can’t come out and make the drive and pay all the money for the tickets and come and see me, so I want to fight in Dallas, where I know some people who aren’t able to make the trip to watch me fight in other places can come out there. If I fight in Dallas, you’re going to see more people with sleeveless shirts screaming ‘Kick his ass, Chas!’ than you’ve ever seen in your life, I promise you.”
Skelly has now earned a grand total of six wins under the UFC banner and the aforementioned win over Gruetzenmacher was his first of 2017. Skelly liked his performance at UFC Fight Night 104, but he has one goal he wants to accomplish every time he competes.
“Overall, I thought it was a really good fight,” Skelly said. “I thought I fought a complete fight and I won everywhere. That’s the main goal – it’s just to dominate. These guys don’t understand they need to fight me now because I’m improving every single time I come out. I’m improving, man. I’m gone, and I made the move to Florida, and I’m doing the right things. I’m putting everything together. I’m putting my heart and soul into this. I get better and better every time I step in there, and you’re seeing it. I felt like I could have stood up and out-struck him the entire time, because the only thing he hit me with, I think, was a body kick the entire fight. I decided to make it a complete fight, take him down, do a little bit of work on the ground.”
Skelly does hold the record for the fastest submission win in UFC Featherweight Division history, as he tapped Maximo Blanco in just 19 seconds at UFC Fight Night 94.