Chas Skelly is back in action at UFC Fight Night Denver, taking on Bobby Moffett in a featherweight division affair.
It has been over a year since fans saw Skelly last compete in the Octagon, but a serious injury is what kept the fighter out of action.
“I had surgery after my last fight, so a little layoff and recovery…but I’m good now. I had Tommy John surgery on my right arm, it (the recovery) was slow at first. Then, once it was healed, its perfect. So, its fine,” says Skelly in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.
The surgery halted some solid momentum for Skelly, who has won six of nine bouts in his UFC tenure.
While Skelly doesn’t know how the fight will go, it hasn’t stopped him from training for three hard rounds of action.
“I don’t know, I’m always gonna prepare for a hard three round scrap. I think the guys going to come in and look for some takedowns, I see myself coming out and pressuring him on the feet and him wanting to get takedowns. That’s how I see it going and when he shoots, I’ll defend….start our scrambles and that should be a good, exciting fight. I think there will be a lot of good back and forth scrambles on the ground to make it a pretty exciting fight,” says Skelly.
UFC Fight Night Denver takes place on Saturday, November 10 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.