Chas Skelly Biography

January 7, 2020
First published on:January 7, 2020
by Vineet

Facts of Chas Skelly

Birth Name Chas Lucas Skelly
Famous Name Chas Skelly
Birth Date May 11, 1985,
Net Worth $1.5 million
Height 1.8 m
Weight 66 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession UFC fighter
Religion Christian

Chas Lucas Skelly with the Octagon name Chas Skelly is an American mixed martial artist who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and currently, competing in the featherweight division. He initiated his professional career in 2009 and has also competed for Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship.

Born on May 11, 1985, in Bedford, Texas, United States Chas holds the record for the fastest submission in UFC/WEC history in the featherweight division. Besides, he also has the UFC record for the fastest consecutive wins in UFC history (13 days). The NAIA wrestler has fought 22 matches and won 18 of them.

Net Worth and UFC Earnings

The MMA fighter Chas Skelly is earning pretty much a right amount of income through his fighting career, and his estimated net worth is at around $150,000 as of 2020.

Chas won against Jordan Griffin on September 14, 2019, where he earned a cash prize of $130,000 and after the match against Chris Gruetzemacher, he pocketed $80,000 on February 4, 2017.

Chas Skelly Chilling In His Vacation SOURCE: Instagram @chasskelly

At UFC Fight against Maximo Blanco on September 17, 2016, he earned a cash amount of $96,000, and when has defeated his opponent Kevin Souza on November 7, 2015, he has received $100,000.

Event Opponent Cash Prize
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje Jordan Griffin   $60,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez Bobby Moffett  $30,000 ($25,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie Chris Gruetzemacher $51,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson Maximo Blanco $97,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Chas knockdown Bobby Moffett at UFC Fight Night headlining Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez where he won  $30,000 ($25,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay). When he beat Jim Alers on February 14, 2015, he received a cash prize of $96,000, whereas after picking victory against Tom Niinimäki on August 23, 2014, he earned $80,000.

Chas is going to fight Grant Dawson on Jan 9, 2020.

Married to Stephanie

The 34 years old Lightweight champion is married and his spouse's name is Stephanie. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in around late 2000s. 

Chas Skelly With His Wife Stefanie and Their Daughter SOURCE: Instagram @chasskelly

It's been almost a decade they tied in a marital bond and since then they have welcomed one child as a daughter who has turned 8 years now. 

Chas Hobbies

Being the MMA player, it's hard to keep some extra hobbies, but the fighter like Chas has not confined himself within the fighting ring.

Chas Skelly Hunting a Duck In The Wild SOURCE: Instagram @chasskelly

He has a hobby of hunting, and he frequently goes for wild hunting around his locality, and besides fishing, he loves to read books and travel new places.


Chas got an injury during the match Daniel Pineda where he broke his foot, and his tendons were torn. After the game he said,

“I had been fighting for about a year or so, and then I got hurt in a Bellator fight against Daniel Pineda, he got me in a toehold and actually broke my foot and tore some tendons. I opted not to have surgery. I should have, most likely, but I didn’t have surgery and I did rehab. It took a long time to get better. It’s better now, but it took a long time. ”

After the game, his crew member immediately took him to the hospital, but thankfully, he did not undergo surgery.

Career Achievements

  • Performance of the Night at UFC
  • Record for fastest submission in UFC/WEC history in the featherweight division
  • Record for fastest consecutive wins in UFC history (13 days)


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