Ronnie Lawrence

The Heat


Set for fight in July
April 8, 2022
Lawrence will fight Saidyokub Kakhramonov at UFC Fight Night on July 9, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Lawrence boasts an 8-1-0 overall MMA record and won his last fight, defeating Mana Martinez at UFC 271 via unanimous decision in February. The 31-year-old struggled down the stretch in that bout, almost allowing Martinez to come back and win in Round 3. He'll look to put together a better all-around effort when he faces Kakhramonov, who won his last fight over Trevin Jones via technical submission (guillotine choke) in August.
Read More News
Fight Log
Loading Fight Log...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ronnie Lawrence
The MMA Mashup: UFC 271 Preview
96 days ago
If you're backing Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on Saturday, check out which of four DFS sites Chris Olson recommends to get the most bang for your buck.
Drake's Takes: UFC 271 Adesanya vs. Whittaker
97 days ago
The dogs will be barking at UFC 271 according to Drake Burden, who offers his notes on all 15 fights set to take place at Saturday's event in Houston.
MMA Best Bets: Cole's Picks for UFC 271
98 days ago
With retirement seemingly already on Derek Brunson's mind, can the heavy-hitting Jared Cannonier potentially be counted on for a finish? Cole Shelton offers up his favorite bets for UFC 271.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 271 Preview
99 days ago
Will Israel Adesanya be able to retain his belt against the man he took it from back in 2019? More importantly, can he live up to his high DraftKings price? Jon Litterine previews the key fights at UFC 271.
The MMA Mashup: UFC Vegas 33 Preview
292 days ago
Are DFS players overlooking the counter striking ability of Uriah Hall? Chris Olson notes where it might be advantageous to play the veteran, in addition to offering up plays for multiple sites.
More Fantasy News
Survives late surge to earn win
February 12, 2022
Lawrence defeated Mana Martinez via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) at UFC 271 on Saturday in Houston.
"Defeated" is one term that applies. "Survived" is another. Lawrence obliterated Martinez for two rounds, scoring three knockdowns and four takedowns in ten minutes worth of action. The result here didn't appear to be in the least bit of doubt until Martinez nearly pulled off a miracle in Round 3 on the heels of a perfectly placed back fist followed by an extremely deep arm bar. Lawrence -- who has never been finished in his professional career -- somehow managed to hang on to see the final bell. The late struggles aside, Lawrence has shown extremely well over the course of his first two official UFC bouts. He's powerful, extremely active, and as we saw in this one, durable as all heck.
Will face Martinez
November 11, 2021
Lawrence will face Mana Martinez in a bantamweight bout next February, according to Mike Heck of
These two bantamweight studs will collide in UFC 271, an event that will take place on Feb. 12 at a location and venue yet to be determined. Lawrence returns to the octagon for the first time since he defeated Vince Cachero in the third round at UFC Vegas 20 in February this year.
Fight scrapped
July 30, 2021
Lawrence's fight against Trevin Jones has been scrapped, Mike Heck of reports.
Lawrence's body reportedly 'shut down' due to his massive weight cut and needed to cancel the fight. The 31-year-old notched a TKO (punches) win over Vince Cachero in Feb. in his UFC debut. His record is 7-1-0 in MMA so far and he will look to improve that record once he finds a new opponent.
Fighting John Castaneda on July 31
July 15, 2021
Lawrence (foot/ribs) is scheduled to fight John Castaneda at UFC Vegas 33 on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Lawrence scored a TKO (punches) win over Vince Cachero in his UFC debut in February, but he suffered injuries. With those injuries now healed, he'll look to build upon his overall 7-1-0 record in MMA.
Picks up injuries in debut
March 2, 2021
Lawrence is facing a 180-day medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending X-rays on both left foot and left ribs injuries, USA Today reports.
Lawrence was one of the highlights of the night on the UFC Vegas 20 undercard, as the bantamweight fighter picked up a third-round stoppage and $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. His 17-plus minutes in the cage may have resulted in multiple injuries, however, so he'll need to get orthopedic clearance if he wishes to return before the fall.