Promotion officials announced the featherweight pairing on Friday.
Bellator 157 takes place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis and
is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Quinton
Jackson and Satoshi
Ishii. The evening’s main card, which will also see Michael
Chandler face Patricky
Freire for the vacant lightweight title, airs on Spike TV at 9
p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The preliminary draw will stream on Bellator.com
beginning at approximately 6:30 ET/5:30 CT.
Lawrence had a four-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing
at Bellator 145, as he dropped a split decision to Emmanuel
Sanchez on Nov. 6. “The Ultimate Fighter 15” veteran debuted in
the promotion with a first-round technical knockout of Sean Wilson
at Bellator 138.