The Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2019
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.
#1 - I Against I
Season 14 - Episode 2
Bisping and Miller make their official team picks. Miller then makes the first fight, an underdog match that will feature his fighter Bryan Caraway against Marcus Brimage.
#3 - Splushi
Season 8 - Episode 8
The pranks at the house reach a new low. A fighter turns on his own teammate, offering up secret advice before a highly-anticipated lightweight bout.
#4 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Montano vs Modafferi
Season 26 - Episode 15
#6 - Thrown to the Lions
Season 14 - Episode 6
Two fights highlight this one, including a finish that shocks Dana White!
#7 - Throwin' Bombs
Season 7 - Episode 9
Jesse's uncontrollable appetite could be his undoing leading up to his quarterfinal fight against Dante. Then the guys prepare for a brutal showing from two of the house's hardest hitters, Matt Brown and Amir.
#8 - Scrappers
Season 14 - Episode 1
Dana White welcomed the 32 fighters, consisting of 16 featherweights and 16 bantamweights, to the show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He introduced them to the coaches, middleweights Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping.
#9 - Down to Business
Season 8 - Episode 2
The final eight fights take place, and an injury causes one fighter to postpone his dream of becoming the next Ultimate Fighter.
#14 - Demons
Season 8 - Episode 3
Coaches Nogueira and Mir pick their teams. A night of drinking brings out the good, the bad and the ugly in lightweight Junie Browning. The first preliminary light heavyweight match-up is fought.
#15 - It's About to Get Real
Season 20 - Episode 12
Jessica Penne and Carla Esparza are up next in the semifinal followed by Randa Markos and Rose Namajunas.
#18 - It's About Character
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.
#20 - It's All A Test
Season 6 - Episode 6
Team Hughes needs to win the next fight to have a say in the Quarter-final match-ups. Hughes teaches Dan a painful lesson. The sixth preliminary bout ends in controversy.
#21 - The Reflection of Perfection
Season 17 - Episode 5
Actor Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer while coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight. Bubba McDaniel meets Kelvin Gastelum in the fourth preliminary fight.
#23 - First Time Ever
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.
#24 - Hitting It Hard
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.