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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
27 Seasons, 361 Episodes
January 17, 2005
Reality, Sports
7.9/10
Cast: Dana White, Mike Rowe
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  • 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.

  • The toughest tournament in sports comes to an end on December 1st as The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion holds its finale at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. Featuring a main event that will crown the first women's flyweight champion in UFC history, the card will also feature other standouts from an exciting season of The Ultimate Fighter that put the women's 125-pound weight class on the sport's biggest stage, and kicks off a new era in mixed martial arts.

  • The second semifinal fight is held for the women's flyweights, determining the matchup for the Season 26 finale in Las Vegas. Beforehand, one fighter turns to the UFC Performance Institute for help with her weight cut.

  • Semifinal bouts in the women's flyweight competition.

  • Quarterfinal bouts in the women's flyweight competition.

  • Before the quarterfinals kick off, both teams enjoy a night out on Lake Las Vegas. One fighter struggles with a difficult weight cut, putting her future in the competition in doubt. Then, it's the first two quarterfinal fights.

  • Lauren Murphy's strained relationship with Coach Alvarez reaches a tipping point. Eddie and Justin go head to head in the coaches challenge. Then, two flyweights face off in the eighth preliminary fight with the last quarterfinal spot on the line.

  • Dana pays a surprise visit to the house to hang out with the teams. One of the fighters puts together a personalized training regimen that throws off her coaching staff's plans. Then, two flyweights face off in the seventh preliminary fight of the competition.

  • Eddie Alvarez pulls out all the stops to give his team a competitive advantage; a fighter struggles with an old injury; and one of the most accomplished fighters in the tournament takes on a young rising star in the sixth preliminary fight.Watch Soon

  • After losing in the Octagon one of the fighters skips training, causing a rift between her and her coach. Then, two flyweights face off in the fifth preliminary fight.

  • Two top-seeded teammates discuss the possibility of having to face each other later in the tournament. A fighter shares the story of her lifelong battle with addiction. Then, a heavily favored veteran takes on an underdog in the fourth preliminary fight.

  • The teams step away from the TUF gym to train at the new UFC Performance Institute. One of the fighters has an emotional breakdown during practice. Then, it's the third preliminary fight with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.

  • Justin Gaethje struggles to communicate with an international fighter. An injury during a training session puts a competitor's future in doubt. Then, an experienced flyweight takes on a dark horse in the second preliminary fight.

  • After an open-call tryout is held at Palace Station in Las Vegas, 16 of the best female flyweights from around the world are chosen to compete for the first-ever UFC women's flyweight belt. Upon arrival at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas, the fighters are greeted by their coaches for the season, former UFC world champion Eddie Alvarez and UFC rising star Justin Gaethje. UFC President Dana White welcome the fighters, introduces the coaches, and explains that this season the winner of the tournament will become the first ever UFC women's flyweight world champion. As the coaches pick their teams the fighters' seeds are revealed, and the fight matchups are revealed. Then, the first preliminary fight is announced. After the fighters move into the TUF house, team training begins leading up to the first preliminary fight of the season.

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'The Ultimate Fighter': UFC Star Brock Lesnar Is Losing at Reality TV, Crying All the Way to the Bank

So UFC superstar Brock Lesnar's debut coaching stint on "The Ultimate Fighter" has so far been a failure. From what ESPN The Magazine tells us, he won't have trouble drying his eyes. Just look for the nearest crisp, new Benjamin lying about. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion went 1-1 in 2010 and lost the championship he'd defended twice successfully. Still, pocketing a reported cool $5.3 million must make quite the consolation prize.