Here's footage of the highlight reel knockout from the bout between Justin LawrenceJohn Cofer at the The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale this past weekend. The competitive bout ended with a fancy finish, and it was enough to convince Dana White to award them with Fight of the Night, and Knockout of the Night bonuses worth $40,000 each
Here's a detailed play-by-play of the fight from our live blog of the event:
Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer - Round 1 - Lawrence with a kick to the body and Cofer with a quick takedown. Lawrence stands up, catches a Cofer kick and takes HIM down now. Now Lawrence stands back up. Left hand by Coer and another hard left that sends Lawrence stumbling. Let hand by Lawrence, but Cofer lands an uppercut now. Nice right by Lawrence. Cofer comes forward and lands a few punches again. Lawrence with some nice short punches including a short left hook. Hard two punch combo by Lawrence and a really nice left hand follow. 10-9 Lawrence.
Round 2 - Double left hand by Lawrence and he has figured out that the left is landing over and over. Cofer looks for a takedown and can't get it. They're getting in to a lot of exchanges and Lawrence is by far getting the better of it. Cofer is eating a lot of punches and taking them pretty well. Lawrence throws a spinning kick and Cofer steps inside and takes his back standing, slams him to the ground and has the back. He's looking to lock in a choke. Lawrence manages to slide out. 10-9 Lawrence.
Round 3 - Four early punches by Lawrence. HUGE HEAD KICK AND COFER IS OUT! WHOA! Justin Lawrence wins by KO (head kick), round 3.