Thursday night, Professional Fighters League heads to NYCB Live – Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York for their fifth regular-season event in the league’s inaugural year. The PFL 5 main event is between Jason High of Kansas City and Natan Schulte. The evening will be filled with second-round lightweight and light heavyweight bouts. Fighters tonight, including Long Island’s very own Chris Wade will be battling to make their way into the PFL playoffs. Fights start at 7:05 PM est. on Facebook Watch and are followed by the main card, which is aired at 9 PM on NBC Sports Network.
Wade, an Islip native trains out of Long Island MMA in Farmingdale New York. The former Junior College national finalist and Division III all-American wrestler is sitting on the bubble of the playoffs after falling in his first bout via unanimous decision. Wade will be battling Japanese fighter, Yuki Kawana tonight on Long Island in front of his friends and family.
The Long Island MMA fighter is headlining the undercard which is aired live and for free on Facebook Watch. Wade discussed how he plans to bring the fight to Kawana, planning to take the decision out of the judges’ hands.
Will Brooks takes on Robert Watley in the third bout on the main card tonight. Tune into this lightweight matchup that may be the decider of the number one seed for the playoffs.
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PFL 5 Live Results:
Main Card on NBCSN 9 PM ET:
Lightweight: Natan Schulte (155.4) def. Jason High (155.8) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 2, at 4:18.
Light heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes (204.6) Def. Brandon Halsey (205.6) via TKO in Round 1, 1:34.
Lightweight: Will Brooks (155.8) def. Robert Watley (156) via Unanimous Decision (30-27X3).
Light heavyweight: Maxim Grishin (204.2) def. Rakim Cleveland (205) via Submission (RNC) in Round 2, at 4:03.
Lightweight: Rashid Magomedov (155.6) def. Luiz Firmino (155.8) via Unanimous Decision, (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Undercard Ron Facebook Watch 7:15 PM ET:
Lightweight: Chris Wade (155.2) def. Yuki Kawana (155.8) via Submission (Guillotine) in Round 1, at 4:26.
Light heavyweight: Dan Spohn (205.2) def. Artur Alibulatov (201.4) via Unanimous Decision (Foul) (30-26, 29-27, 29-27).
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares (155) def. Arthur Estrazulas (155.6) via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
Light Heavyweight (205-pounds)
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).