The Ultimate Fighter

10 Worst Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter

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 Ultimate Fighter - S6E9

#1 - Karma (Season 6 - Episode 9)

Matt Serra makes his picks for the quarter-finals. Dana asks Team Serra to make a tough decision. It’s time for the first quarterfinal fight.

The episode was rated 6.54 from 13 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S15E6

#2 - Dog With No Bark (Season 15 - Episode 6)


Tempers flare between Mike Rio and Justin Lawrence during sparring. Both teams enjoy a relaxing Easter Sunday. Then, house loudmouth Chris Tickle faces tough guy Joe Proctor in the fifth preliminary fight.

The episode was rated 6.69 from 16 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S18E8

#3 - Tied (Season 18 - Episode 8)

Interviews with Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and members of the teams recap the season up to this point.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 40 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S19E9

#4 - Get That Money (Season 19 - Episode 9)


The fighters take a field trip to the Harley-Davidson Boot Camp. Cocky Matt Van Buren of Team Edgar and Irish fighter Chris Fields of Team Penn bring their rivalry to the Octagon in the last preliminary fight. Then, Dana announces the semifinal matchups.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 30 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S30E2

#5 - Time to Eat (Season 30 - Episode 2)

Team Peña’s first pick, Helen Peralta, faces Team Nunes’ Kaytlin Neil, for the season’s first flyweight matchup.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 37 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S22E13

#6 - The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Prelims (Season 22 - Episode 13)


Joe Lauzon vs. Evan Dunham Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Jason Knight Joby Sanchez vs. Geane Herrera

The episode was rated 6.73 from 45 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S23E13

#7 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Joanna vs. Claudia (Season 23 - Episode 13)

Early prelims.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 49 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S13E2

#8 - Suck It Up (Season 13 - Episode 2)


The pressure becomes too much for one fighter, forcing him to quit the competition. After a stirring speech from Brock, Team Lesnar faces Team Dos Santos in the second preliminary fight.

The episode was rated 6.75 from 20 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S5E13

#9 - Nate Diaz vs. Manny Gamburyan TUF 5 Finale (Season 5 - Episode 13)

In the season’s lightweight final, Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu’s Nate Diaz, who, prior to the show, contended for the WEC lightweight championship, was set to face his TUF teammate & judo specialist Manny Gamburyan, who was a 6-1 pro coming off back-to-back wins.

The episode was rated 6.76 from 21 votes.

The Ultimate Fighter - S15E1

#10 - The Ultimate Fighter® Live (Season 15 - Episode 1)


In a special two and a half hour event the UFC hopefuls will square off in 16 action-packed fights, all vying for a spot in the house and a shot at the six-figure UFC contract.

The episode was rated 6.80 from 20 votes.

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