Islip's Chris Wade beat Kyle Bochniak by first-round TKO at PFL 5 to earn a featherweight playoff spot.

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Chris Wade walks to the cage to face Kyle Bochniak in the final featherweight bout of the regular season at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

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Chris Wade needed a victory of any kind to earn enough points to qualify for the PFL playoffs for a fourth straight season.

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Chris Wade opened the fight by dictating the pace against Kyle Bochniak at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

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Kyle Bochniak, right, landed three of his strikes against Chris Wade at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, June 24, 2022.

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Chris Wade connected with seven of eight leg kicks on Kyle Bochniak, including this one that looked to hurt him early in the first round at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

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Chris Wade put shin to ear as he dropped Kyle Bochniak with this kick, leading to the TKO victory at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

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After dropping Kyle Bochniak with a leg kick, Chris Wade moved in and landed seven ground strikes to finish the fight in the first round at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

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Chris Wade celebrates stopping Kyle Bochniak by TKO in just 70 seconds of the first round at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta on June 24, 2022.

PFL 5

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Chris Wade's first-round TKO win over Kyle Bochniak at PFL 5 gave him nine points and earned him the No. 1 seed going into the featherweight playoffs later this year.

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Chris Wade's 70-second win was the second fastest finish of his 29-fight career. (He won in 59 seconds in a Ring of Combat bout in 2012.)

PFL 5

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Chris Wade celebrates his win with his cornermen at PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, June 24, 2022.

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