Justin Lawrence returned home with $80,000 in fight-night bonuses following The Ultimate Fighter Finale Live on Friday.
Although the No. 1 pick of the competition-reality show, the highly touted striker ultimately suffered a TKO loss to eventual show winner Michael Chiesa in the quarterfinal round.
But on the undercard of the live finale, he reclaimed his prospect status with a dazzling knockout.
The TUF Live Finale took place June 1 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In the first FX-televised main-card bout, Team Cruz’s No. 1 pick Lawrence took on Team Faber’s No. 6 pick, John Cofer.
Check out the embedded clip for the fight, which ultimately earned Lawrence both a $40,000 “Knockout of the Night” and a $40,000 “Fight of the Night” award.