Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWade picked up three points for the win, ended his regular season 2-0 and clinched the third overall spot in the lightweight playoffs, which will start with quarterfinal matchup Oct. 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.”The Long Island Killer” gets it done in Jersey! Your winner earning 3 points: @CWadeMMA! #PFL5 pic.twitter.com/EYOkJlFFig— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019There, he’ll have a chance to advance farther than he did last year and possibly land a rematch against defending champion Natan Schulte, who cruised past Jesse Ronson earlier in the night to lock up the No. 1 overall seed. Schulte eked past Wade by split decision in last year’s semis before winning the tournament and its $1 million prize. Thursday night, “The Long Island Killer” attempted and landed kicks — at a stunning 62 percent clip — with bad intentions to get the nod over Aliev.Wade will begin the PFL’s second postseason by facing Nate Andrews in the opening round. The good part about that for Wade is that he scored a unanimous decision over Andrews at PFL 2 in May, so he should head into their rematch with confidence — especially considering much more will be on the line in October.Here’s how the rest of the lightweight playoff bracket looks:Coming to Vegas this October! Your 2019 #PFLPlayoffs Lightweight bracket. pic.twitter.com/EBfY20CvCa— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Lance Palmer pounds out Rafael Laurentino with third-round TKO (punches) to snatch four points and top spot in featherweight playoffsPalmer will enter the PFL playoffs the way he finished last year’s inaugural season — as No. 1. The 2018 featherweight champion made his win Thursday look rather surgical.The victory gave Palmer four points and the top overall seed in the featherweight postseason, which will also begin with quarterfinal bouts on Oct. 17 at Mandalay Bay.PARTY ON! 🎉🎉 @LancePalmer scores the third-round TKO and earns 4 points! #PFL5 pic.twitter.com/enZkOQIhoZ— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019The finish came when Palmer swiftly took Laurentino’s back and began pummeling him with fists from the top position until the referee stepped in and stopped the bout. “The Party” earned his first career knockout as he improved to 7-0 in the PFL.That left the defending champion breaking out his best dance moves in celebration.That winning feeling! @LancePalmer pic.twitter.com/wKss3i7Nry— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Palmer now has an opportunity to deposit another cool million into his bank account in this year’s playoffs.“I always say, ‘Welcome to the party!'” Palmer said in the cage during his postfight interview. “I’m excited for the win and ready for Vegas.”Here’s how the rest of the featherweight playoff bracket looks:Your 2019 Featherweight bracket! The #PFLPlayoffs start this October. pic.twitter.com/WJaBI818JN— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Nate Andrews scores controversial unanimous decision win over Rashid Magomedov to gain three points and clinch final spot in lightweight playoffsThe judges gave the slightest nod to Andrews (29-28 across all the scorecards) for not only the win, but also a postseason berth.That didn’t stop Magomedov’s faithful fans from trying to drown out Andrews’ postfight interview with boos. He could only resort to barking back with chants of “U-S-A!”Rashid Magomedov fans boo this man? You get a USA chant in response from Nate Andrews! 🇺🇲 #PFL5 pic.twitter.com/e8mQKVo560— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Andrews landed more strikes by a 19 percent margin, but the decision could have gone in Magomed’s favor — the fight was that close.Alex Gilpin puts squeeze on Freddy Assuncao with first-round submission (guillotine choke) to collect six pointsHis back against the cage, Gilpin managed to trap Assuncao in a standing guillotine choke before applying extra torque and taking the Brazilian down to the canvas to the point where he passed out.🇺🇸💪 @alexgilpinmma with a crushing first-round submission and a big 6 points! #PFL5 pic.twitter.com/YQPOmC1oRA— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Gilpin finished the 2019 PFL regular season 1-1, with the win clinching a spot in the featherweight playoffs.Jeremy Kennedy edges Steven Siler by unanimous decision to earn three points, make featherweight playoffsAfter losing to Luis Rafael Laurentino by first-round TKO during PFL 2, Kennedy was faced with a simple test in PFL 5 — win or go home. He mostly controlled the action to get the nod from the judges (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) and clinch a playoff berth. The Bandit is back! 🇨🇦 @JeremyKennedyWC gets his first #PFLmma win and earns 3 points. #PFL5 pic.twitter.com/ZjzRrtioEm— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019″I’m glad I passed this test,” Kennedy said in the cage following his win, “and I’m moving on.”Kennedy’s hard-fought victory was especially significant, considering he eliminated Siler, last year’s featherweight runner-up, from making the playoffs.After the bout, the two shared a slice of pizza as part of their postfight meal.The ultimate show of respect: sharing a post-fight slice of pizza. @JeremyKennedyWC @Stevesiler #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/R9L9nXcuAP— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 26, 2019Earlier action on ESPN+Natan Schulte def. Jesse Ronson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) to garner three points and clinch playoff spot; lightweights.Movlid Khaybulaev and Andre Harrison fought to a majority draw (29-28 Harrison, 28-28, 28-28); each secured one point and clinched a spot in the playoffs; featherweights.Alexandre Almeida def. Peter Petties by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to collect three points; featherweights.Islam Mamedov def. Bao Yincang via first-round TKO (punches) to grab six points and clinch a playoff spot; lightweights.Loik Radzhabov def. Ylies Djiroun by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) to earn three points and a playoff spot; lightweights. Chris Wade kicked his way into the playoffs — literally.Last year’s Professional Fighters League lightweight semifinalist used a barrage of kicks to record a unanimous decision victory (29-28 across the scorecards) over Akhmed Aliev in the main event of PFL 5 on Thursday night at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., and live on ESPN2.