Chris Wade will make his Professional Fighters League debut next month when he faces Nathan Schulte from Chicago.
For Wade, the bout marks his first fight since a win last July over Frankie Perez at UFC on FOX 25.
Back in 2013, he fought for the then-World Series of Fighting, falling to Azamat Dugulugbov via decision and suffering his first career loss. Now, the revamped New Yorker plans to make a run to the purse of the PFL.
“This opportunity to fight in the inaugural season of PFL means the world to me,” Wade said. “I believe in destiny and I think all of my time training has led to this opportunity. It’s my time.”
Wade was a standout wrestler in New York as a high schooler before competing at Nassau Community College and SUNY Oneonta prior to embarking on his MMA career.
PFL 2 features Luiz Firmino vs. Will Brooks and the professional debut of Kayla Harrison on July 21 from the Chicago Theater.