UFC: Recent Contender Series Winner TJ Laramie Booked Opposite Darrick Minner for September 19

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 11: TJ Laramie has his hands wrapped prior to his fight during week two of Dana White's Contender Series season four at UFC APEX on August 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Canada’s T.J. Laramie isn’t wasting any time getting into the octagon for his first official UFC fight. Winning a contract on the Contender Series earlier this month, Larmie is set to make his promotional debut against Darrick Minner on September 19.

Yahoo Sports was first to report news of the booking.

Laramie (12-3) became the first Canadian fighter to win a UFC contract on the Contender Series back on August 11. He stopped Daniel Swain by absolutely working over the body, leaving Swain unable to continue following the first round. The doctor’s stoppage win was Laramie’s fourth straight, with three prior victories coming in Ontario’s PFC promotion, where “The Truth” recently won the featherweight title.

Laramie’s opponent on September 19, Darrick Minner (24-11), was supposed to fight back in June. However, a bad weight cut left him unable to compete, leading to his fight with Jordan Griffin being cancelled. Minner, a longtime veteran of the regional circuit, made his UFC debut earlier this year at UFC Norfolk, losing to Grant Dawson.

The UFC’s September 19 is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card currently has a welterweight headliner, with former champ Tyron Woodley booked to face Colby Covington in the main event.