Just a couple of weeks removed from his final appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Justin Lawrence already has his next fight lined up.
UFC officials announced on Monday that Lawrence will take on Max Holloway as part of UFC 150 on Aug. 11 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
Holloway (5-1), who hails from Hawaii, is coming off a dominant unanimous decision win over Pat Schilling in early June.
Holloway rebounded from his first career defeat at the hands of highly touted prospect Dustin Poirier. Holloway is the youngest fighter on the UFC roster at 20 years of age.
Lawrence, 21 years of age, had a highlight reel headkick KO in his official UFC debut against John Cofer in early June in the “TUF” live finale.
Lawrence (4-0) was one of the favorites to win “TUF” but was upset by the eventual winner Michael Chiesa in the quarterfinals.
The former Pacific football player and wrestler holds a notable victory over James Krause to earn his way into The Ultimate Fighter house, although that bout was a one-rounder and doesn’t count on the fighters’ official records.
Lawrence trains at 21st Century Martial Arts in Pacific. He is coached by his step father, Benny Voyles, who owns and operates 21st Century Martial Arts.
There will be a total of eight fights on the card for UFC 150.
In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson puts his belt on the line against the man he took it from, Frankie Edgar.