Aug 23, 2014; Tulsa, OK, USA; Chas Skelly (red gloves) wins against Tom Niinimaki (blue gloves) in a Featherweight bout at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 49 results: Chas Skelly quickly taps Tom Niinimaki with rear-naked choke

To kick off the UFC Fight Night 49 main card, Tom Niinimaki and Chas Skelly squared off in a featherweight bout at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Niinimaki (21-6-1) entered the fight on the heels of a loss to Niklas Backstrom earlier this year which snapped an impressive eleven-fight winning streak. He was looking to get back on the winning track Saturday night.

Skelly (11-1) was looking for his first UFC win after suffering a loss in his Octagon debut back in April.

Play-by-play coverage from the bout can be seen below:

Round 1: Both men came out looking to push the pace right out of the gate. Skelly ended up on Niinimaki’s back after a scramble and dragged the Finland native to the mat. Niinimaki managed to grab a hold of Skelly’s neck and threatened with a guillotine, but Skelly popped out and jumped to the mount. Niinimaki gave up his back and Skelly looked for the rear-naked choke. As Skelly began to crank, Niinimaki was forced to tap out.

Official Result: Chas Skelly def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:35

The current results for UFC Fight Night 48 can be seen below:

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the day, as we bring you live play-by-play coverage of the second event from the UFC double-header on the scene from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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