After a spectacular night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Martin Kampmann (Pictured), Michael Chiesa and John Cofer each an additional $40,000 for their special performances Friday night at “The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale.” Justin Lawrence double-dipped and pocketed two bonus checks.
Lawrence and Cofer put on quite a show in their lightweight battle. Lawrence ended things with a vicious head kick in the 3rdRound of their 155-pound affair. Both took home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, while Lawrence also pocketed ‘Knockout of the Night.’
Speaking of KO’s, Kampmann earned the same award by rallying to put Jake Ellenberger down with a vicious knee to the grill in the 2ndRound of their shootout.
Chiesa couldn’t have asked for a better night. Not only did he take the TUF: Live tournament to win a six-figure UFC contract, but his victory over Al Iaquinta also scored him ‘Submission of the Night.’
‘TUF: Live’ took place inside The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
John Cofer and Justin Lawrence ($40,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Michael Chiesa ($40,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Martin Kampmann and Justin Lawrence ($40,000/each)