The Ultimate Fighter

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 31 Seasons
  • 7.8  (3,208)

The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television show that first premiered in 2005 on the FX network. The show is produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the premise of the show is to find the next great UFC fighter. The show is hosted by UFC president Dana White, who acts as the mentor to the fighters and oversees the competition.

The Ultimate Fighter is an elimination-style competition where fighters from around the world compete for a UFC contract. The fighters are divided into two teams, and each team is coached by a current UFC fighter. Throughout the course of the season, the fighters live in the same house and train together, preparing to compete in a series of fights.

The show has a unique format where the fighters participate in both individual and team challenges. The winning team gets to choose which fighter from their team will fight next, and the losing team has to choose one of their fighters to fight in the next round. The fights are live events that take place in the UFC octagon and are judged by UFC officials.

The casting process for The Ultimate Fighter is rigorous, and the show often attracts top fighters from around the world. Many of the fighters who have appeared on the show have gone on to become UFC champions, including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, and Michael Bisping.

The show is known for its intense training sessions and emotional moments, as the fighters compete to achieve their ultimate dream of becoming a UFC fighter. The fighters not only have to overcome physical challenges but also mental and emotional hurdles as they adjust to the grueling training and living conditions of the show.

In addition to the training and fights, The Ultimate Fighter also showcases the personal lives of the fighters outside of the octagon. Viewers get to see the struggles and triumphs of each competitor as they strive to make a name for themselves in the MMA world.

The Ultimate Fighter has been praised for its innovation and impact on the MMA industry. The show helped bring mainstream attention to the sport and helped to popularize the UFC. It was also one of the first shows to feature exclusively MMA fighting and helped to launch the careers of many fighters.

Overall, The Ultimate Fighter is an exciting and emotional journey that takes viewers on a journey to find the next great UFC fighter. With intense training sessions, thrilling fights, and personal stories, the show has established itself as a staple in the MMA world and a must-watch for any MMA fan.

The Ultimate Fighter is a series that is currently running and has 31 seasons (415 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2005.

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Episode 12
12. Episode 12
August 15, 2023
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Episode 11
11. Episode 11
August 8, 2023
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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
August 1, 2023
Summary is not available.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
July 25, 2023
The TUF semifinalist matchups are revealed, and Team Chandler's Roosevelt Roberts and Austin Hubbard are the first to face off to determine who advances to the live finale.
Protect Ya Neck
8. Protect Ya Neck
July 18, 2023
Only one fight remains as Team McGregor tries to avoid the first-ever quarterfinals sweep in TUF history. Then, after the showdown in the Octagon, Dana meets with the coaches and fighters to set the semifinal matchups.
There Are Levels to This
7. There Are Levels to This
July 11, 2023
Landon Quiñones is determined to end Team McGregor's six-fight losing streak when he faces Team Chandler's Jason Knight.
Break Your Nose
6. Break Your Nose
July 4, 2023
Lee Hammond looks to end Team McGregor's five-fight losing streak when he faces Team Chandler's Kurt Holobaugh.
Conflict of Interest
5. Conflict of Interest
June 27, 2023
Chandler struggles to coach his next fighter, TUF 27 winner Brad Katona, whose allegiance may lie with the other team. He faces off against Carlos Vera to determine who will be the next bantamweight semifinalist.
Heart, Soul, and Brain
4. Heart, Soul, and Brain
June 20, 2023
After their fight was initially postponed due to a medical issue, Trevor Wells and Timur Valiev finally prepare to face off in the Octagon, with a spot in the semifinals on the line. But controversy arises in the days before as the coaches debate at what catchweight the fight should be held.
No Easy Path
3. No Easy Path
June 13, 2023
A young superfan visits Conor at the Apex to show off his custom-made action figures. Then, Aaron McKenzie tries to snap Team McGregor’s losing streak when he faces Austin Hubbard of Team Chandler in the third quarterfinal fight.
A Hefty Price to Pay
2. A Hefty Price to Pay
June 6, 2023
After a last-minute medical issue forces the next fight to be postponed, the teams have to regroup and prepare two new fighters for action. With tensions rising between the teams, Conor makes a surprise visit to the house. Then, bantamweights take center stage in the second quarterfinal fight. With the next fight on hold, bantamweights Mando Gutierrez and Cody Gibson are next in line, so they begin their preparations.
A Notorious Return
1. A Notorious Return
May 30, 2023
The Ultimate Fighter is the reality series that launched the mixed martial arts explosion around the world in 2005. Through 12 weeks, 16 up-and-coming mixed martial artists fight to stay in the house while given world-class coaching by the UFC’s elite fighters. Each competes to be declared the Ultimate Fighter and win a six-figure UFC contract.
Where to Watch The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ultimate Fighter on demand at Amazon, Vudu, ESPN+, YouTube Premium and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (3,208)