The Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

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.

I Against I

#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.

star 8.86
7 votes
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Finale

#2 - Finale

Season 17 - Episode 13

star 8.80
25 votes
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Splushi

#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.

star 8.50
8 votes
The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Montano vs Modafferi

#4 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Montano vs Modafferi

Season 26 - Episode 15

star 8.44
16 votes
Vicious

#5 - Vicious

Season 17 - Episode 11

Quarterfinals conclude with Josh Samman squaring off against Jimmy Quinlan and Uriah Hall facing Bubba McDaniel.

star 8.38
42 votes
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Thrown to the Lions

#6 - Thrown to the Lions

Season 14 - Episode 6

Two fights highlight this one, including a finish that shocks Dana White!

star 8.28
21 votes
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Throwin' Bombs

#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.

star 8.25
8 votes
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Scrappers

#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.

star 8.24
25 votes
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Down to Business

#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.

star 8.22
9 votes
The Ultimate Finale

#10 - The Ultimate Finale

Season 14 - Episode 11

star 8.20
15 votes
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Finale Preliminary Fights

#11 - Finale Preliminary Fights

Season 20 - Episode 14

star 8.20
5 votes
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Finale Early Preliminary Fights

#12 - Finale Early Preliminary Fights

Season 20 - Episode 13

star 8.17
18 votes
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Be The General

#13 - Be The General

Season 5 - Episode 7

After five humiliating losses, BJ shakes things up and kicks one of his fighters off his team and the next two fights marks the end of the preliminary round of the competition.

star 8.17
24 votes
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Demons

#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.

star 8.14
7 votes
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It's About to Get Real

#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.

star 8.13
45 votes
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The Semis

#16 - The Semis

Season 17 - Episode 12

The final four fighters along with both coaches visit the Harley Davidson Motorcycles showroom to customize their bikes as one of the prizes for being The Ultimate Fighter.

star 8.11
44 votes
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Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo: The Tournament Begins

#17 - Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo: The Tournament Begins

Season 24 - Episode 1

star 8.11
223 votes
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It's About Character

#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.

star 8.11
9 votes
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All Your Might

#19 - All Your Might

Season 5 - Episode 6

It’s two fights in one show. It’s Joe Lauzon vs. Brian Geraghty, followed by Rob Emerson vs. Corey Hill. Who will move on to the next round and gets a shot at the ultimate prize?

star 8.10
20 votes
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It's All A Test

#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.

star 8.10
10 votes
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The Reflection of Perfection

#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.

star 8.10
31 votes
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This Is My Zone

#22 - This Is My Zone

Season 5 - Episode 3

Team Pulver is 2-0 against Team Penn and BJ is not happy. Gabe continues to struggle with his weight making him a possible target for the next fight. And Team Pulver gets a surprise guest coach.

star 8.10
31 votes
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First Time Ever

#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.

star 8.08
12 votes
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Hitting It Hard

#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.

star 8.08
26 votes
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Best Job in the World

#25 - Best Job in the World

Season 20 - Episode 11

star 8.07
41 votes
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