Chris Wade is the latest MMA notable to join the ranks of the Professional Fighters League.
Sources confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that the 30-year-old lightweight has signed a contract with the PFL to compete in their upcoming 2018 season, which is expected to lead to a playoffs at the end of the year where the best fighters in every division will each compete for a $1 million prize.
Talk of the deal was first reported by ESPN.
Wade (12-3) compiled a 5-2 record in seven appearances for the UFC from 2014-2017, most recently defeating Frankie Perez by unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 25 last July. The following December, Wade revealed that he had become a free agent during an appearance on The MMA Hour: