Confidence is the key to opening a pandora’s box of potential when a prospect transitions from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to the bright lights of the UFC. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a smoky mountain steamroller looking to bulldoze bantamweights like nine pins as he enters chapter one of his own UFC story. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2015 and representing ATT Sunrise, Ronnie Lawrence owns a 6-1 record in seven bouts as a professional comprised of three knockouts and three decisions. Lawrence secured his UFC contract on week five during the fourth season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2020 and has also competed for several other promotions including Legacy Fighting Alliance and has gone on to earn a finish in three of his six victories in his time thus far as pro-MMA fighter. He has also fought for Valor Fights, a regional MMA promotion based in his home state of Tennesee. Lawrence has managed to make it on to the scorecards three times during his pro career. He has also fought for Bellator MMA.
In his MMA debut at Valor Fights 28, he faced Josh Carter and went on to defeat him via TKO in the first round. Lawrence defeated his next two opponents in Brandon Webb and Adam Fritz. Then at Hardrock MMA 105, he defeated Michael Ricketts via TKO in round one. For his one and only outing with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 67, Lawrence defeated Garrett Armfield via unanimous decision.
On the fifth episode of DWTNCS season four, he defeated Jose Johnson via unanimous decision. The victory earned Lawrence the third decision win of his professional career along with a UFC contract. At 6-1 with one and done knockout power, stand clear of the kitchen if this southern firebrand becomes too hot to handle!