Ronnie Lawrence
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UFC debut on tap
BantamweightUFC
January 21, 2021
Lawrence is slated to face Vincent Cachero in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Lawrence earned a UFC contract in early September when he defeated Jose Johnson via unanimous decision at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, and he'll now be in line to debut with the promotion. The 30-year-old is now 6-1 as a professional fighter and was unofficially awarded with 12 takedowns during his win over Johnson. Cachero made his UFC debut on short notice in early August and lost to Jamall Emmers via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 31. Cachero has a slight edge in height.
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Big upset earns contract
BantamweightUFC
September 1, 2020
Lawrence defeated Jose Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, he was one of three fighters to be awarded an official UFC contract.
ANALYSIS
Lawrence entered this fight as high as a (+255) betting underdog, but his relentless pursuit of takedowns led to him controlling all three rounds. He was unofficially awarded with 12 in the contest, which bodes well for his future fantasy scoring prospects, even if he's unable to get a finish. The 28-year-old improves to 6-1 as a pro, and hopes to be back in the Octagon as soon as a cut sustained under his right eye seals up (he said after the show that he was given a 30-day medical suspension by the commission).
Falls in second pro fight
BantamweightUFC
October 21, 2016
Lawrence lost to Steve Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) at Bellator 162 on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.
ANALYSIS
Lawrence came into this fight an the underdog. It was only his second professional fight, and Garcia is a much longer fighter. Lawrence seemed ready to engage Garcia in a distance battled composed mostly of looping punches and spinning kicks. That played right into Garcia's game. Lawrence landed some solid strikes in round two, but he could not do enough to take the decision.