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The Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter

ESPN+ 2005

Sixteen aspiring mixed martial artists live together, train together and compete against each other to become the Ultimate Fighter. They receive coaching from UFC champions and contenders in a variety of martial arts including wrestling, boxing, judo, Jiu-Jitsu, karate and kickboxing. The winner receives a six-figure contract from the UFC.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter - S17E13

#1 - Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale (Season 17 - Episode 13)

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale

The episode was rated 8.88 from 25 votes.

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The Ultimate Fighter - S26E15

#2 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Montano vs Modafferi (Season 26 - Episode 15)

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The episode was rated 8.53 from 17 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S14E7

#3 - Draft Dodger (Season 14 - Episode 7)

An infected foot puts Roland's fight future in doubt. Annoyed by TJ's cockiness, Akira and Diego teach him a painful lesson in training. After the last preliminary fight, Dana announces the semifinal matchups.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 12 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S17E11

#4 - Vicious (Season 17 - Episode 11)

Showboating striker, Josh Samman, faces the aggressive takedowns of Jimmy Quinlan in the 3rd Quarterfinal. After 3 fights in one month, Bubba McDaniel worries that his body may not be up to the challenge of taking on Uriah Hall in the fourth Quarterfinal.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 42 votes.

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The Ultimate Fighter - S5E7

#5 - Be The General (Season 5 - Episode 7)

After five humiliating losses, BJ shakes things up and kicks one of his fighters off his team and the next two fights marks the end of the preliminary round of the competition.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 26 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S14E11

#6 - John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw TUF 14 Finale (Season 14 - Episode 11)

The bantamweight final saw the two odds on tournament favorites collide as Team Miller’s John “The Magician” Dodson, with his incredible knockout power, took on Team Bisping’s TJ Dillashaw, who possessed dynamic striking & submission skills.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 13 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S9E12

#7 - Rematch (Season 9 - Episode 12)

Michael Bisping drops by the house for a meal with his fighters, after which some UK teammates get out of control. Then in the final semifinal fight, Frank Lester and James Wilks face off in a rematch to see who will fill the last spot in the finale.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 10 votes.

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The Ultimate Fighter - S20E13

#8 - Finale Early Preliminary Fights (Season 20 - Episode 13)

The episode was rated 8.26 from 19 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S4E6

#9 - Captain Miserable (Season 4 - Episode 6)

One of the fighters gets a special message from home. Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin joins the training staff and Charles McCarthy earns a new nickname.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 12 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S15E9

#10 - Become That Hero (Season 15 - Episode 9)

Both teams head to a desert shooting range for an explosive Coaches Challenge. Andy Ogle takes on Mike Rio in the last preliminary fight, then Dana announces the first two quarterfinal matchups.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 16 votes.

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The Ultimate Fighter - S7E12
#11 - First Time Ever
8.23
Season 7 - Episode 12

In a special 90-minute episode, favorite CB Dollaway battles ironman Amir Sadollah in the second semifinal fight. And, after the most shocking event in Ultimate Fighter history, Dana is forced to make his toughest decision yet.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
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The Ultimate Fighter - S5E3
#12 - This Is My Zone
8.23
Season 5 - Episode 3

Team Pulver is 2-0 against Team Penn and BJ is not happy. Gabe continues to struggle with his weight making him a possible target for the next fight. And Team Pulver gets a surprise guest coach.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S10E6
#13 - 16 Sharks
8.21
Season 10 - Episode 6

Rampage's hazing of Darrill Schoonover reaches a boiling point. After relentless teasing at the house, the fighters bet on which day Zak Jensen will finally snap. An injury puts a fighter's future in doubt.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S14E6
#14 - Thrown to the Lions
8.21
Season 14 - Episode 6

Featherweights Diego and Siler settle their feud in the Octagon. Bisping mouths off to Team Miller. TJ makes a claim that turns his teammates against him. A second fight sends one more competitor to the Semis.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
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The Ultimate Fighter - S6E3
#15 - It's About Character
8.20
Season 6 - Episode 3

While Team Hughes prepares for the next fight, Team Serra gets down with sake and paint. Joey’s makes a final decision on whether he’s going to stay or go.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S3E4
#16 - Hitting It Hard
8.19
Season 3 - Episode 4

Team Shamrock is upset with their lack of training and take matters into their own hands. Fed up with Matt’s behavior at the gym, Bisping gets drunk and goes on a tirade. And two more light heavyweights compete for a spot in the semi-finals.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S5E12
#17 - Gave A Hundred
8.19
Season 5 - Episode 12

It’s mayhem at The Ultimate Fighter® House as the fighters go stir crazy. And Gray Maynard faces Nate Diaz in the last semi-final match to determine who will move on to fight Manny Gamburyan in the live finale.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
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The Ultimate Fighter - S5E6
#18 - All Your Might
8.18
Season 5 - Episode 6

It’s two fights in one show. It’s Joe Lauzon vs. Brian Geraghty, followed by Rob Emerson vs. Corey Hill. Who will move on to the next round and gets a shot at the ultimate prize?

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S9E1
#19 - Bangers and Mashers
8.18
Season 9 - Episode 1

16 British fighters duke it out for the top 8 spots that will earn them a plane trip to the US, to be on the Ultimate Fighter.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
The Ultimate Fighter - S10E4
#20 - Snitch
8.18
Season 10 - Episode 4

A fighter keels over at the house, giving Kimbo hope for a comeback. A member of Team Rashad spills the beans on their fight strategy. And, two more heavyweights do battle as Team Rashad tries to extend its winning streak.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
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Last updated: aug 08, 2022

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TUF 14 airing Sep 22, 2011 Team Bisping vs. Team Miller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Fighter:_Team_Bisping_vs._Team_Miller Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSd4mb_k_aw

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So bummed TUF has come to an end.. I’m sure with UFC moving to ESPN they will try to trick up something new I imagine! Because TUF has just done SO much for the UFC. ie.. Stephan Bonner v Forest Griffin in epic TUF 1 finale ! That got SO MANY EYES on the UFC that hadn’t followed previously. Classic rock em sock em robot war!!

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