- Given Name: Christopher Wade
- Pro MMA Record: 17-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Long Island Killer
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1987.09.30
- Last Fight: October 17, 2019 in PFL
- Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs
- Affiliation: Long Island MMA
- Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $245,000 USD
- Born: Oakwood, Illinois, United States
- Fighting out of: Islip, New York
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A talented wrestler, Wade attended Islip High School
where he was a state champion 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.
*Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mixed martial arts career:
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
Wade made his WSOF debut at WSOF 2 on March 23, 2013 against Russian prospect Azamat Dugulubgov. Wade lost via unanimous decision.Independent promotions
Wade returned to the local circuit and won both of his next two fights before being signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Wade was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81. 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. Wade won the fight via submission in the first round.Wade was expected to face Rashid Magomedov on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87. However, Magomedov pulled out of the fight in early March and was replaced by Rustam Khabilov.
Championships and accomplishments:Two-time Suffolk County wrestling finalist,
Suffolk County wrestling champion,
New York State high school wrestling champion,
JUCO National Finalist 165 lbs,
5th place at D-III National Wrestling Championships 174 lbs,
Amateur Kickboxing Champion,
Ring of Combat 155 lbs Champion