- The Ultimate Fighter is an American reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition produced by Fox Sports 1 and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
- It previously aired for fourteen seasons on Spike TV
What is The Ultimate Fighter? / Facts
- The show features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC
- The series debuted on January 17, 2005, with its first episode, "The Quest Begins"
- To date, there have been twenty two seasons of the show, two per calendar year
- Each season features either one or two weight classes in the tournament
- The historic Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fight in the first season drew millions of viewers to the show and launched the sport into the mainstream
- Because of this success, The Ultimate Fighter was regarded as instrumental to the survival and expansion of the UFC and mixed martial arts into the mainstream
- Many current and past UFC fighters are alumni of the show, with some competitors going on to become coaches in future seasons
- The show has undergone multiple format changes since its inception, including the introduction of the wildcard bout
- Many winners have gone on to compete for UFC championships with some becoming UFC champions
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Last update: 24 June 2020
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