Spectacular head-kick finish may be an understatement. Top TUF live pick, Justin Lawrence did not end up winning the show, but he did continue his mean-streak of finishes, as he tactfully put John Cofer to sleep on the mat this past Friday night to earn both the “Knockout of the Night” and “Fight of The Night” honors. Combined, Lawrence earned $80,000 in bonus income on top of his normal contractual pay.
A kick reminiscent of Rashad Evans finish of Sean Salmon, Lawrence was able to setup the kick beautifully with a combination that had his opponent stepping right into position. Ref. Herb Dean quickly stepped in to call the stoppage, saving Cofer from any further damage. The officially undefeated lightweight out of Blackhouse MMA, looks to be a tough prospect already at the young age of 22.