The WORST Episodes of The Ultimate Fighter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019

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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.

Kickoff

#1 - Kickoff

Season 13 - Episode 0 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

star 0.00
0 votes
Preview

#2 - Preview

Season 15 - Episode 0 - Aired Mar 1, 2012

star 0.00
0 votes
Tied

#3 - Tied

Season 18 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

Interviews with Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and members of the teams recap the season up to this point.

star 6.04
130 votes
Absolute War

#4 - Absolute War

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 1, 2010

Team Koscheck pulls a prank on unpopular teammate Nam Phan. Then, in the last Semifinal, Phan takes on GSP first pick Michael Johnson to determine who will face Jonathan Brookins for the UFC contract.

star 6.20
5 votes
James Wilks vs. DaMarques Johnson TUF 9 Finale

#5 - James Wilks vs. DaMarques Johnson TUF 9 Finale

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 20, 2009

The season 9 welterweight final saw Team US’ DaMarques Johnson, a former member of the US military with a 12-6 MMA record, take on Team UK’s submission ace James Wilks who won all his fights on the show and in his 5-2 pro career by finish.

star 6.25
4 votes
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle TUF 4 Finale

#6 - Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle TUF 4 Finale

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 11, 2006

Teammates and sparring partners on the show, BJJ blackbelt with knockout power Matt “The Terror” Serra took to the cage to battle pro boxer with savvy submission skills Chris “Lights Out” Lytle, and the winner got a shot at the UFC welterweight title.

star 6.25
4 votes
Body Bag

#7 - Body Bag

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2008

Mir punishes his team with a grueling workout regimen. Nogueira has a blowout with a fighter who’s been talking smack. Two light heavyweights with opposing styles face-off in the Octagon.

star 6.34
88 votes
Fight, Fight, Kill, Kill

#8 - Fight, Fight, Kill, Kill

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2008

Rolando's black belt is called into question by the other fighters. An act of disrespect at the fight announcement injects more hatred between the teams, leading up to the most intense lightweight showdown yet.

star 6.62
60 votes
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Prelims

#9 - The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Prelims

Season 22 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 11, 2015

Joe Lauzon vs. Evan Dunham Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Jason Knight Joby Sanchez vs. Geane Herrera

star 6.63
49 votes
One Punch Away

#10 - One Punch Away

Season 18 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 20, 2013

Both teams head to Mandalay Bay where Ronda and Miesha face off in a rock climbing Coaches Challenge. Weight issues come into play leading up to the last men's semifinal, putting one fighter's dreams of fighting in the finale in jeopardy.

star 6.64
114 votes
Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren TUF 19 Finale

#11 - Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren TUF 19 Finale

Season 19 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 6, 2014

One of the top prospects to enter the octagon in 2014, Corey Anderson took on Matt Van Buren at the TUF 19 Finale.

star 6.75
4 votes
The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Joanna vs. Claudia

#12 - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Early Prelims: Joanna vs. Claudia

Season 23 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 8, 2016

Early prelims.

star 6.76
58 votes
A Lotta Heart

#13 - A Lotta Heart

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 14, 2010

One fighter's dream comes to an abrupt end, opening the door for another to return. Team Ortiz struggles to find harmony during training. Two Middleweights leave it all in the cage for a slot in the Quarters.

star 6.77
182 votes
Splushi

#14 - Splushi

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2008

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 6.77
60 votes
Captain Miserable

#15 - Captain Miserable

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 21, 2006

One of the fighters gets a special message from home. Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin joins the training staff and Charles McCarthy earns a new nickname.

star 6.77
65 votes
Get That Money

#16 - Get That Money

Season 19 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 11, 2014

The fighters take a field trip to the Harley-Davidson Boot Camp. Cocky Matt Van Buren of Team Edgar and Irish fighter Chris Fields of Team Penn bring their rivalry to the Octagon in the last preliminary fight. Then, Dana announces the semifinal matchups.

star 6.78
32 votes
The Comeback Begins

#17 - The Comeback Begins

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 17, 2006

16 mixed martial artists, who have all fought and lost in the UFC®, get a chance to put their careers back on track. The winners will receive one hundred grand and a championship title fight in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the UFC

star 6.83
99 votes
Karma

#18 - Karma

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 14, 2007

Matt Serra makes his picks for the quarter-finals. Dana asks Team Serra to make a tough decision. It’s time for the first quarterfinal fight.

star 6.87
39 votes
Settling The Score

#19 - Settling The Score

Season 21 - Episode 3 - Aired May 6, 2015

star 6.96
75 votes
Too Salty

#20 - Too Salty

Season 19 - Episode 5 - Aired May 14, 2014

On the heels of Tim Williams' suprising loss, BJ gives his team a lecture on the risks of overtraining. Team Edgar heads to the mountains for a scenic practice session. Then, former boxer Josh Clark tries to get momentum back in Team Penn's favor, as he faces skilled wrestler Corey Anderson of Team Edgar.

star 6.97
29 votes
Battle Tested

#21 - Battle Tested

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 2, 2009

After weeks of hazing by housemates, Zak Jensen finally fights back. Rampage and Rashad have their fiercest faceoff yet. And two semifinal fights in one show. James McSweeney battles Roy Nelson, and Brendan Schaub takes on Rampage's lone fighter, Marcus Jones.

star 6.97
34 votes
Semifinal Showdown

#22 - Semifinal Showdown

Season 16 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 2012

Teammates battle it out for a spot in the finale on December 15th. Multi-skilled Jon Manley faces Army Ranger Colton Smith in a Team Nelson showdown. And Team Carwin tough guy Neil Magny tries to take out Canadian pretty boy Mike Ricci.

star 6.98
45 votes
Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner TUF 9 Finale

#23 - Ross Pearson vs. Andre Winner TUF 9 Finale

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 20, 2009

In the all England lightweight final between teammates both in & out of the show, the boxing & bullying style of Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson with his 8-3 pro record was set to collide with Andre Winner, a 10-2-1 pro with explosive & dynamic striking.

star 6.98
57 votes
Punk

#24 - Punk

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2008

Drunken debauchery puts the future of two lightweights in question, and after a grueling preliminary battle a fighter's rage causes chaos in the Octagon.

star 7.00
119 votes
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn

#25 - The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn

Season 19 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 6, 2014

star 7.00
6 votes