Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Ronnie Lawrence Set For July 9 UFC Event

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 20: Saidyokub Kakhramonov of Uzbekistan poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

A pair of very bright UFC bantamweight prospects will collide in July.

On Friday, MMA management group Iridium Sports announced that their client, Saidyokub Kakhramonov, will fight Ronnie Lawrence on July 9 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. A source confirmed the bantamweight match-up to Cageside Press.

Kakhramonov (9-2) won his UFC debut when he stepped in on less than a week’s notice to fight Trevin Jones last August. He ended up putting Jones to sleep in the third round. Kakhramonov is riding a three-fight win streak and was the CFFC bantamweight champion before vacating the belt to join the big show. The 26-year old was scheduled to face Brian Kelleher in January; however, he tested positive for COVID-19 the week of the fight.

Lawrence (9-1) has been perfect thus far into his UFC career, but he did run into some trouble late in his last fight against Mana Martinez; “The Heat” would survive a late onslaught and win a unanimous decision. In his UFC debut, he dominated Vince Cachero and finished him in the third round. Lawrence is riding a five-fight win streak.

The UFC’s July 9, 2022 event does not yet have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. No other fights have been announced.