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In this competition series, a group of mixed martial arts fighters face off against one another to compete for a season-long championship. Each season features a series of bouts between teams led by veteran fighters, and in the end, the single fighter who goes undefeated is given a pro fighting contract.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on FX
28 Seasons, 376 Episodes
January 17, 2005
Reality, Sports
7.9/10
Cast: Dana White, Mike Rowe
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The Ultimate Fighter Full Episode Guide

  • Follows the training and development of professional mixed martial arts fighters.

  • Maurice Greene substitutes cigarettes for alcohol in an effort to keep his emotions in check. Dana White rewards both teams with a fun day at the waterpark. Then, the first featherweight semifinal determines who moves on to the finale.

  • Maurice's drunken tirade causes tension between the teams, and forces one fighter to contemplate quitting the competition. Then, the semifinals kick off as two heavyweights take to the Octagon, with a spot in the finale at stake.

  • The last featherweight preliminary bout is held. Also: Maurice Greene's excessive drinking becomes a problem at the house; and Dana White announces the semifinal matchups. Middleweights Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum serve as coaches.

  • Leah finally makes a decision on whether to switch teams. Maurice gets into a heated confrontation with Juan. Then two heavyweights face off in the seventh preliminary fight.

  • A featherweight edges closer to switching teams. Kelvin invites his opponent in the TUF 17 final to join his coaching staff. Then, the third featherweight preliminary fight determines the next semifinalist.

  • After a visit to the house from Kelvin and his coaching staff, Leah debates whether she should switch teams. A motivational trainer helps out one of the teams, and puts the fighters through rigorous drills.

  • Kelvin Gastelum gets a welcome surprise from one of his longtime coaches. A featherweight struggles to mesh with her team. Then, two featherweights battle for a spot in the semifinals.

  • MMA men's heavyweights and women's featherweights train, compete and live together, with Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum serving as coaches.

  • MMA men's heavyweights and women's featherweights train, compete and live together, with Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum serving as coaches.

  • Fighters come to Las Vegas to compete.

  • Brad Tavares vs. Israel Adesanya, Joe Giannetti vs. Mike Trizano – “The Ultimate Fighter 27” lightweight tournament final, Jay Cucciniello vs. Brad Katona – “The Ultimate Fighter 27” featherweight tournament final, Martin Bravo vs. Alex Caceres ,Barb Honchak vs. Roxanne Modafferi, Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez.

  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich, Luis Pena vs. Richie Smullen, John Gunther vs. Allan Zuniga, Tyler Diamond vs. Bryce Mitchell

  • Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson, Gerald Meerschaert vs. Oskar Piechota

  • An epic featherweight semifinal is the last fight before the live finale. Cormier surprises his team by hiring a private chef to cook a goodbye meal.

  • After Cormier promises his team that he'll match any winnings his fighters earn if he's victorious in the coaches challenge, both teams head to City National Arena for the big day. There, Dana greets the coaches via satellite and explains this season's competition...a hockey shootout. After Cormier and Miocic get suited up, the challenge begins. With the fighters looking on, the coaches battle it out to an intense finish. Then, two lightweights prepare for their upcoming semifinal fight. As the fight gets closer, Cormier and his coaches pay a visit to the house and hold a video game tournament with the fighters. Then, in the third semifinal fight, two lightweights face off with a spot in the finale on the line.

  • UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa visits Team Cormier at the gym, while Stipe Miocic joins his fighters at the house to watch Fight Night. Two teammates then leave it all on the line for a spot in the featherweight final.

  • With the preliminary round of fights in the books, both teams head out for a night on the town and a trip to a local race track. There the fighters and coaches are allowed to get behind the wheel of various exotic cars, and put their driving skills to the test. At the house after a day of training, the fighters entertain themselves by holding a talent show competition. After Kyler shows off his parkour skills and Bryce tests out his homemade bow and arrow, Mike and John bring down the house with a hilarious performance. During a Team Cormier training session, head coach Daniel Cormier brings in former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway to chat with the fighters. The two MMA stars hang out with the team, answer questions, and give advice on how to succeed in the UFC. Then, after days of training and preparation, two teammates face off in the first semifinal fight of the competition. At stake is a spot in the live finale in Las Vegas on July 6th.

  • A controversial fighter takes on one of the top featherweights in the final preliminary fight of the season; Dana White meets with coaches Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier to discuss the semifinals, and the matchups are announced.

  • Undefeated MMA hopefuls are led by coaches Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier in Season 27 of this competition for a UFC contract. The seventh preliminary fight is held.

  • Tensions rise at the house after a fighter tries to provoke his opponent, while two losing fighters lobby Dana to get back in the competition. The third featherweight fight determines the next semifinalist. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are coaches.

  • Things get heated between the teams after an assistant coach discovers that one of the fighters on the opposing team is injured. Then, two lightweights face off in the fifth preliminary fight. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are coaches for Season 27.

  • A serious injury threatens to take a fighter out of the competition. Daniel Cormier leaves Cain Velasquez temporarily in charge of the team. Then, two featherweights battle for a spot in the semifinals.

  • Two fighters get into a heated argument in the team van; during his weight cut, an irritable fighter has choice words for the house loudmouth; and two lightweights face off in the third preliminary fight. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier serve as coaches.

  • Stipe Miocic gets creative, redecorating the opposing team's locker room; a fighter has a heated exchange with Cormier during practice; and the two most well-rounded featherweights in the competition go head to head in the octagon.

  • Season 27 begins as MMA stars Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier captain teams of undefeated lightweight and featherweight fighters competing for a UFC contract.

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