Chris Wade’s near four year odyssey in the UFC has come to an apparent end because ESPN is reporting that the fight has signed a multi-fight deal with the Professional Fighters League and will enter the $1 million lightweight tournament.
The fighter earned a 5-2-0 record during his time in the UFC, with the victories coming over Cain Carrizosa, Lipeng Zhang, Christos Giagos, Mehdi Baghdad and Frankie Perez. Wade last competed in the promotion at UFC On Fox 25, defeating the aforementioned Frankie Perez by unanimous decision.
Wade joins a duo of other UFC veterans who have recently inked deals with the PFL, with those vets being Will Brooks and Rick Story. Wade did compete once in the World Series Of Fighting, which recently transitioned into the PFL.
In his lone appearance in the WSOF, a newly signed Wade suffered a unanimous decision loss to Ozzy Dugulubgov at the WSOF 2.
Season one of the PFL is set to begin this June, with all of the competitors competing in the seven tournaments yet to be announced. The winner of each tournament is going to win $1 million, it is unknown yet what the three tournament losers are going to be receiving.