The Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter
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.
#2 - Vicious
Season 17 - Episode 11
Quarterfinals conclude with Josh Samman squaring off against Jimmy Quinlan and Uriah Hall facing Bubba McDaniel.
#3 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale
Season 1 - Episode 13
In a 2 1/2 hour extravaganza and for the first time on free broadcast television, the TUF finals will be live from Las Vegas on April 9th. In the middleweight division, Kenny Florian faces Diego Sanchez, and in the Light Heavyweight division, Forrest Griffin will take on Stephan Bonnar. Both of these final matchups will be undercards to the UFC matchup between Ken Shamrock and Rich Franklin.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Thrown to the Lions
Season 14 - Episode 6
Two fights highlight this one, including a finish that shocks Dana White!
#7 - I Need You, Bro
Season 6 - Episode 2
Following his defeat, Joey threatens to leave the show and Serra goes ballistic. Hughes passes out bibles to his team. And the second preliminary fight takes place.
#8 - Embrace the Suffering
Season 17 - Episode 3
Before the second preliminary bout, Coach Jones bonds with his squad on a visit to the house, while Coach Sonnen instills confidence in a fighter.
#9 - 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.
#11 - 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?
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - I Humbly Apologize
Season 5 - Episode 11
Manny Gamburyan’s cousin and UFC veteran Karo Parisyan almost gets into a fist fight with Nate Diaz and the first semi-final fight takes place with the winner moving one step closer to becoming the next Ultimate Fighter.
#16 - 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 on June 23rd at the Palms Hotel.
#17 - 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.
#18 - So Real It's Unreal
Season 15 - Episode 10
James Vick vs Joe Proctor and Justin Lawrence vs Michael Chiesa in the first two quarterfinal fights.
#19 - Swagger Jacker
Season 14 - Episode 5
After the previous fight, Diego Brandao calls out Steven Siler, wanting to fight him next. Miller devises a plan to throw off Team Bisping by postponing the predetermined matches to one week.
#20 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Johnson vs Gaethje
Season 25 - Episode 13
#21 - Path to Greatness
Season 17 - Episode 6
A fighter's attitude ignites a blowup at the house, causing a major rift in Team Sonnen; while the fighters battle it out in a night of bowling, Jon and Chael raise the stakes in a game of their own; two fighters meet in the fifth preliminary fight.
#22 - Embrace the War
Season 15 - Episode 2
The fighters and coaches are at the UFC training center with Dana White. White announces that he will flip a coin to pick a coach. The coach who wins the coin flip will have the option of picking the first fighter or the first fight. Urijah Faber wins the coin flip and decides to pick the first fight. Dominick Cruz makes the first fighter pick and the coaches alternate picking fighters for their teams.
#24 - Game On
Season 9 - Episode 4
Team USA grows tired of Bisping's cockiness and retaliate against the British team. After a clever strategy session and intense training it's finally time for the first US vs UK preliminary fight.
#25 - Spinning Tornado
Season 12 - Episode 10
In the last two Quarterfinal fights, Wild Card winner Aaron Wilkinson faces Team GSP elder statesman Kyle Watson. Then antagonistic teammates let their fists do the talking when Michael Johnson finally takes on Alex Caceres. And the Semifinal fights are announced.