Fourteen middleweights move into the abode and training begins; a fighter gets affecting afterwards his aggregation shows austere doubts about his readiness; two fighters face off in the aboriginal basic fight.
The Ultimate Fighter is an American absoluteness television alternation and alloyed aggressive arts (MMA) antagonism produced by the FX Network and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It ahead aired for fourteen seasons on Spike TV. The appearance appearance able MMA fighters active calm in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they alternation and attempt adjoin anniversary added for a admired arrangement with the UFC. The alternation debuted on January 17, 2005, with its aboriginal episode, "The Quest Begins". To date, there accept been fifteen seasons of the show, two per agenda year; the fifteenth was completed in June 2012 and the sixteenth premiered in September. Anniversary division appearance either one or two weight classes in the tournament.
The celebrated Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar action in the aboriginal division drew millions of admirers to the appearance and launched the action into the mainstream. Because of this success, The Ultimate Fighter was admired as active to the adaptation and amplification of the UFC and alloyed aggressive arts into the mainstream. Many accepted and accomplished UFC fighters are alumni of the show, with some competitors traveling on to become coaches in approaching seasons. The appearance has undergone assorted architecture changes back its inception, including the addition of the wildcard bout. Many winners accept gone on to attempt for UFC championships with some acceptable UFC champions.
The Ultimate Fighter was originally an beginning alternation financed by the owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta III. The alternation was aired on Spike TV for chargeless as a endure resort admeasurement to accretion boilerplate acknowledgment for alloyed aggressive arts (MMA). Airing afterwards World Wrestling Entertainment's flagship appearance WWE Raw, The Ultimate Fighter's admission adventure was able to accumulate a 57% assimilation amount in admirers from RAW, which was bifold the accepted amount for Spike TV. The reside afterpiece for the aboriginal division saw the celebrated bender of Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar. Now broadly admired as the a lot of affecting action in MMA history, the bender took abode in what was the aboriginal anytime MMA accident on reside and chargeless television. The bender concluded in a accepted accommodation achievement for Griffin and led to the show's face-lifting on Spike TV. Regarding the success of the show, UFC admiral Dana White said, "It's amazing to think.... how abutting we came to not getting actuality today. If it weren't for what these guys did, I don't apperceive if there would even be a UFC. I'll never overlook these guys. Ever."
It was bound to happen: A show about UFC hopefuls training, living, and eventually competing with each other to see who would win a contract in North America's biggest mixed martial arts event. With the glut of reality television shows about anything from weight loss to word puzzles where contestants win by chicanery, politics, and backstabbing, it's refreshing to see a show where the outcome is determined by actual skill, not elections, not BS.
TUF beats the Contender by about 8 weeks... and its contestants possesses more mettle than the Contender has marketing, nothing against what boxers do. Don't believe it? An MMA fighter has to know how to fight on the ground and on his feet: Anything that works, is used. Anything that doesn't, is not even given a second thought. Mixed martial arts has done more to bring what's real to the table and kick all the BS to the curb than anything or anyone else in the broad subject matter of the "fighting arts". Like Joe Rogan said: We now know exactly what happens between two guys in an (approximately) no holds barred fight.
All I can say is FINALLY! For someone who's a big UFC and Pride fan, this is a godsend.
Few flaws and kinks, such as the changing of the rules midway through the competition, first two episodes eliminated two contestants through physical challenges and not through fights (Another way of saying, BORING), the strange way that the good fighters of Team Liddell like to fight the bad fighters, the very 'coincidental' twists of fate (that allowed for an eliminated rabble-rouser to re-enter the competition). However, since all the fighters were selected as the best MMA unsigned fighters in the country, then it stands to reason that they should all be good, and that no fight among them should be "unfair".