The Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter

Last Updated: May 25, 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.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale

#1 - Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale

Season 17 - Episode 13

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale

star 8.80
25 votes
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I Against I

#2 - I Against I

Season 14 - Episode 2

Coaches Michael Bisping and Jason Miller select their teams from the crop of victorious Featherweights and Bantamweights. The first matchup is chosen, and one fighter is forced to deal with his severe anxiety issues.

star 8.63
8 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

Showboating striker, Josh Samman, faces the aggressive takedowns of Jimmy Quinlan in the 3rd Quarterfinal. After 3 fights in one month, Bubba McDaniel worries that his body may not be up to the challenge of taking on Uriah Hall in the fourth Quarterfinal.

star 8.38
42 votes
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Down To Business

#6 - Down To Business

Season 8 - Episode 2

16 more fighters square off in the last of the tournament fights. After throat-crushing choke outs and a controversial decision the winners head off to the house, but some may be too injured to continue.

star 8.22
9 votes
Finale Preliminary Fights

#7 - Finale Preliminary Fights

Season 20 - Episode 14

star 8.20
5 votes
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Finale Early Preliminary Fights

#8 - Finale Early Preliminary Fights

Season 20 - Episode 13

star 8.17
18 votes
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It's About to Get Real

#9 - 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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John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw TUF 14 Finale

#10 - John Dodson vs. TJ Dillashaw TUF 14 Finale

Season 14 - Episode 11

The bantamweight final saw the two odds on tournament favorites collide as Team Miller’s John “The Magician” Dodson, with his incredible knockout power, took on Team Bisping’s TJ Dillashaw, who possessed dynamic striking & submission skills.

star 8.13
16 votes
Thrown to the Lions

#11 - Thrown to the Lions

Season 14 - Episode 6

Featherweights Diego and Siler settle their feud in the Octagon. Bisping mouths off to Team Miller. TJ makes a claim that turns his teammates against him. A second fight sends one more competitor to the Semis.

star 8.12
23 votes
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Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo: The Tournament Begins

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

Season 24 - Episode 1

star 8.12
224 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 8.12
26 votes
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Throwing Bombs

#14 - Throwing 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 8.11
9 votes
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Scrappers

#15 - Scrappers

Season 14 - Episode 1

After Dana White greets the fighters and outlines a few exciting new twists for Season 14, 16 bantamweight and 16 featherweight hopefuls face off in a day of elimination fights at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Coaches Michael Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller take in the action from the sidelines.

star 8.11
27 votes
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The Semis

#16 - The Semis

Season 17 - Episode 12

The coaches join the semifinalists on a visit to the Harley Davidson showroom. Then, the final four battle for a spot in the live finale. Josh Samman faces 21 year-old Kelvin Gastelum, and Uriah Hall guns for another knockout as he takes on Dylan Andrews.

star 8.09
45 votes
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Best Job in the World

#17 - Best Job in the World

Season 20 - Episode 11

star 8.07
41 votes
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The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Johnson vs  Gaethje

#18 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Johnson vs Gaethje

Season 25 - Episode 13

star 8.07
29 votes
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The Reflection of Perfection

#19 - The Reflection of Perfection

Season 17 - Episode 5

Actor Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his boxer days. Coach Jones wonders if Samman is ready to fight. Then the competition's youngest fighter, Gastelum of Team Sonnen, takes on Jones' highly experienced training partner, McDaniel.

star 8.06
32 votes
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Blood, Sweat, Tears

#20 - Blood, Sweat, Tears

Season 27 - Episode 12

With only one fight remaining in the competition before the live finale, Cormier surprises his team by hiring a private chef to cook a goodbye meal. Then, two warriors engage in an epic battle to determine who moves on to the featherweight final.

star 8.04
71 votes
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Hitting It Hard

#21 - 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 8.04
27 votes
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Light Heavyweight Semi-Finals

#22 - Light Heavyweight Semi-Finals

Season 1 - Episode 12

Stephan Bonnar fights his close friend and training partner Mike Swick in the first bout. Forrest Griffin finds out if his cut has healed enough to fight Sam Hoger or give up his chance for the contract to alternate Bobby Southworth.

star 8.04
28 votes
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This Is My Zone

#23 - 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 8.03
33 votes
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The Fight Gods

#24 - The Fight Gods

Season 26 - Episode 9

star 8.02
88 votes
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Gave A Hundred

#25 - Gave A Hundred

Season 5 - Episode 12

It’s mayhem at The Ultimate Fighter® House as the fighters go stir crazy. And Gray Maynard faces Nate Diaz in the last semi-final match to determine who will move on to fight Manny Gamburyan in the live finale.

star 8.00
27 votes
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