For aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who are eager to make a significant amount of bonus money and impress Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass -- and its fans -- please take note of Mr. Justin Lawrence. "The American Kid" made his Octagon debut this past Friday (June 1, 2012), taking on John Cofer in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The number one pick of coach Dominick Cruz, Lawrence was bounced from the 16-man Lightweight tournament be eventual winner Michael Chiesa via technical knockout in "sudden victory" in a very close quarterfinal match. Lawrence apparently felt he had something to prove, and he did just that in the opening fight of the FX telecast, going back-and-forth with Cofer for two full rounds. With the third and final stanza the one that would likely determine the winner, Cofer -- a kickboxer by trade -- apparently wanted to ensure that this fight, perhaps the most important of his professional fight career, did not get away from him. It certainly didn't, with Lawrence registering one of the best knockouts of 2012. In addition to getting $40,000 for the "Knockout of the Night," the UFC also rewarded him with $40,000 more for the "Fight of the Night." That's how it's done, son. For a more detailed breakdown of Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer click here and for complete TUF 15 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.