Colorado commission changes Chas Skelly’s 2018 loss to Bobby Moffett to no contest

UFC featherweight Chas Skelly now has one less loss on his record.

According to a pair of tweets from Skelly (18-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on Wednesday, the Colorado Office of Combative Sports has changed the official result a past loss suffered to Bobby Moffett to a no contest – 19 months after it took place.

The fight occurred on Nov. 10, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver. Its stoppage was considered highly controversial at the time, as the referee waved off the fight in the midst of a submission sequence.

In an initial tweet Wednesday, Skelly announced the state commission’s decision.

“My fight against Bobby Moffett got overturned to a ‘No Contest’!” Skelly wrote. “Thank you to the Colorado Athletic Commission for giving me a fair shake! That was the right call.”

In a follow-up tweet, Skelly posted a screenshot of an email from the Colorado Office of Combative Sports director Tony Cummins.

Cummins outlined the reasoning behind the decision to overturn the loss, stating “While I find no malice in the referee’s action in this situation, it is in 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.”

MMA Junkie reached out to Cummins for official comments and confirmation but was redirected to a state Public Information Officer, who has not provided comment at the time of publication.

With the overturned decision, Skelly has gone 1-1 with one no contest the last three times he stepped into the octagon. He has only competed once since the Moffett fight – a unanimous decision win against Jordan Griffin in September 2019.

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