The Best Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter
Last Updated: Apr 21, 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 - Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale
Season 17 - Episode 13
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 Finale
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#23 - Embrace the Suffering
Season 17 - Episode 3
Kevin Casey responds after Bubba McDaniel calls him out. Coach Sonnen gives advice to a fighter lacking confidence. Coach Jones bonds with his team during a house visit. Uriah Hall and Adam Cella deliver explosive action in the Octagon.
#25 - 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.