Jamall Emmers Is Excited For The Opportunity To Start 2021 Off Against A Veteran Like Chas Skelly At UFC Fight Night: Blaydes Vs Lewis
The 31-year-old featherweight, who takes on Chas Skelly on Saturday night in Las Vegas, made his promotional debut on short notice last March at UFC 248, stepping in for Douglas Silva de Andrade against emerging star Movsar Evloev.
Two weeks later and just eight days before the event, Evloev was forced to withdraw and was replaced by Giga Chikadze, who came away on the happy side of a split decision verdict.
Just under five months later, Emmers was paired off with Timur Valiev for his sophomore appearance inside the Octagon, but two days before the contest, Valiev was scratched and replaced by Vince Cachero. Unfazed, Emmers earned a clean sweep of the scorecards to collect his first UFC victory, and on the eve of his fight with Skelly on Saturday, he’s hopefully that he doesn’t run into another last-minute opponent switch.
“Hopefully they don’t switch up my opponent,” he said with a laugh. “The more I study this guy, the more familiar I’m getting with him, right down to how he walks and how he talks.
“I can track his whole career. He’s got fights on YouTube from before he made it to the UFC, so I can track certain tendencies and that makes the fight a little easier knowing I can track this guy like that.”