Undefeated Lance Lawrence (4-0) will take on Zach Hicks (4-1) at Valor Fights 48 for the promotion’s professional featherweight title. The announcement came when Lawrence joined David McKinney and Kelly Patrick at the broadcast table during Hardrock MMA 96.
Lawrence was a special guest commentator for the Ashley Hunt and Jesse Romans fight. “I guess I’ll let the cat out of the bag,” Lawrence told Mckinney and Patrick as he was discussing his future plans.
Valor Fights 48 is set to take place on March 31 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lawrence last competed at Hardrock MMA 82 in September when he submitted Marc McDonald halfway through the first-round. The Louisville fighter also holds wins over David Bernas, Jonathan Pierce, and Brian Kerr. He has finished all four of his professional fights in the first round with three submissions.
Hicks made his professional debut in May 2014 suffering a third-round submission loss to Josh Carter at 3FC XXI. Since the debut loss, Hicks has put together a four-fight winning streak. In his most recent outing, Hicks submitted Russell Johnson in the first-round last May.
Stay tuned to BluegrassMMA.com for more info on Valor Fights 48.