It didn't long for the main card of UFC Fight Night 94 tonight (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) live on FOX Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, to deliver memorable action. Even before headliners Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson met for lightweight supremacy, rising prospect Chas Skelly earned the fastest submission in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight history with a 19-second d'arce choke of Maximo Blanco.
Skelly, 31, was coming off a loss to veteran Darren Elkins back at UFC 196 and desperately needed to regain momentum in the crowded 145-pound division. After landing a wacky flying kick to begin Round 1, Skelly quickly went for the guillotine choke that he eventually modified into a d'arce choke. Blanco refused to tap and was put to sleep.
The memorable submission finish can be seen below courtesy of UFC on FOX.
Chas Skelly sets a record w/ a :19 second d'arce choke win. The FASTEST submission in UFC/WEC featherweight history! https://t.co/FEqaVhrDYU— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 18, 2016
With this win, Skelly improves to 5-2 under UFC rule and has finished three of those victories by way of submission. The Texas native should be looking to make a quick turnaround in 2016 in order to make a push for the featherweight top 15 next year.
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