Chris Wade (fighter)

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Chris Wade
BornChristopher Wade
(1987-09-30) September 30, 1987 (age 31)
Rockville Centre, New York, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofIslip, New York, United States
TeamLong Island MMA
Studio 42 Kickboxing
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2] under Gregg DePasquale[3]
WrestlingNCAA Division III Wrestling[2][4]
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
By submission5
By decision9
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Chris Wade (born September 30, 1987) is an American professional mixed martial artist and currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Professional Fighters League. A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed in the UFC.


A talented wrestler, Wade attended Islip High School where he was a state champion (140 lbs.) as well as a two-time Suffolk County finalist and a Suffolk County Champion. Wade continued his career at the collegiate level where he was a NJCAA National finalist for Nassau Community College and had a NCAA Division III fifth-place finish for SUNY Oneonta. Wade also competed in amateur kickboxing, where was undefeated and held a title.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Wade had an amateur MMA record of 2-0 before turning professional in 2011. Wade then compiled a professional record of 5-0 and won the Ring of Combat Lightweight Championship before being signed by the World Series of Fighting.

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Wade made his WSOF debut at WSOF 2 on March 23, 2013 against Russian prospect Azamat Dugulubgov. Wade lost via unanimous decision.

Independent promotions[edit]

Wade returned to the local circuit and won both of his next two fights before being signed by the UFC.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Wade made his promotional debut against Cain Carrizosa on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[6] Wade won via technical submission from a guillotine choke in the first round.[7]

Wade faced Zhang Lipeng on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59.[8] Wade won via unanimous decision.[9]

Wade faced Christos Giagos on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68.[10] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[11]

Wade was expected to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74.[12] However, Wade pulled out of the bout in late July after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Tony Sims.[13]

Wade was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81..[14] Subsequently, Taisumov was pulled from the fight during the week leading to the event due to alleged visa issues and was replaced by promotional newcomer Mehdi Baghdad.[15] Wade won the fight via submission in the first round.[16]

Wade was expected to face Rashid Magomedov on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[17] However, Magomedov pulled out of the fight in early March and was replaced by Rustam Khabilov.[18] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Wade next faced Islam Makhachev on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94.[20] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Wade faced Frankie Perez in a rematch on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[22] He won the fight by unanimous decision with the score board of (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).[23]

Wade subsequently parted ways with UFC following the bout and signed a contract with PFL

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–5 Natan Schulte Decision (split) PFL 9 October 13, 2018 3 5:00 Long Beach, California, United States 2018 PFL Lightweight Semifinal bout.
Win 14–4 Robert Watley Decision (majority) 2 5:00 2018 PFL Lightweight Quarterfinal bout.
Win 13–4 Yuki Kawana Submission (guillotine choke) PFL 5 August 2, 2018 1 4:24 Uniondale, New York, United States
Loss 12–4 Natan Schulte Decision (unanimous) PFL 2 June 21, 2018 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 12–3 Frankie Perez Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Loss 11–3 Islam Makhachev Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Loss 11–2 Rustam Khabilov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 3 5:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 11–1 Mehdi Baghdad Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 1 4:30 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 10–1 Christos Giagos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson June 6, 2015 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 9–1 Zhang Lipeng Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver January 18, 2015 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 8–1 Cain Carrizosa Technical Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 177 August 30, 2014 1 1:12 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 7–1 Frankie Perez Decision (split) Ring of Combat 48 May 16, 2014 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the Ring of Combat Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Pat DeFranco Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 47 January 24, 2014 2 2:31 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Ring of Combat Lightweight Championship.
Loss 5–1 Azamat Dugulugbov Decision (unanimous) WSOF 2 March 23, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.
Win 5–0 Mike Medrano Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 43 January 24, 2013 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–0 Alfred Walker Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Combat 42 September 14, 2012 1 0:59 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–0 Villi Bello Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 41 June 15, 2012 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Maykon Santos Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 40 April 27, 2012 2 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 1–0 Vinicius Agudo Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 38 November 18, 2011 2 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Boetsch vs. Henderson". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Chris Wade - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Congratulations Chris Wade, Long Island BJJ's Newest Blue Belt". Long Island MMA and Fitness Center. September 11, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "SUNY Oneonta's Chris Wade Earns Weekly Honors". SUNY Oneonta Athletics. January 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Zane Simon (2014-08-19). "Welcome to the UFC, Collard, Carrizosa, & Wade". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  6. ^ Staff (2014-08-19). "UFC 177 adds Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  7. ^ Kevin Thang (2014-08-30). "UFC 177 Result: Chris Wade chokes out Cain Carrizosa to win UFC debut". Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-11-01). "Zhang Lipeng meets Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston". Retrieved 2014-11-01.
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-01-18). "UFC Fight Night 59 results: Chris Wade works past Zhang Lipeng in foul-filled snoozer". Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  10. ^ Staff (2015-05-13). "Christos Giagos vs. Chris Wade set for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans". Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  11. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-06-06). "UFC Fight Night 68 results: Superior wrestling leads Chris Wade past Christos Giagos". Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  12. ^ Top MMA News Staff (2015-07-20). "Aubin-Mercier To Wade Into UFC Saskatoon Fight". Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  13. ^ Staff (2015-07-30). "Chris Wade out of UFC Fight Night 74, Tony Sims steps up to meet Olivier Aubin-Mercier". Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  14. ^ Staff (2015-12-04). "Beneil Dariush out, Chris Wade meets Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 81". Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  15. ^ Staff (2016-01-11). "Visa issues force Taisumov off UFC Fight Night 81, Medhi Baghdad in vs. Chris Wade". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  16. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Chris Wade runs through Mehdi Baghdad in first round". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  17. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-02-26). "Rashid Magomedov-Chris Wade, 2 other bouts set for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  18. ^ Sebastian Vendel-Martinez (2016-03-08). "UFN 87: Rustam Khabilov tackles Chris Wade in Rotterdam (Swedish)". Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  19. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-05-08). "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Rustam Khabilov grinds down Chris Wade for decision win". Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  20. ^ Mark La Monica (2016-07-21). "Chris Wade to face Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  21. ^ Josh Stillman (2016-09-17). "Islam Makhachev stifles Chris Wade". Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  22. ^ Mark Raimondi (2017-05-03). "Frankie Perez to meet Chris Wade at UFC on FOX 25 on Long Island". Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  23. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Chris Wade smothers Frankie Perez, wins rematch via unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-23.

24. Alexander K. Lee (3/14/2018) "Chris Wade signs with PFL"

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