The Ultimate Fighter - Season 1

Wednesday 10:00 PM on Fox Sports 1 Premiered Jan 17, 2005 Between Seasons




Episode Guide

  • Middleweight Semi-Final #2
    Middleweight Semi-Final #2
    Episode 03.28.05
    In the second semi-final match a hard-willed Diego Sanchez takes on Josh Koscheck for a spot in The Ultimate Finale.
  • Middleweight Semi-Final #1
    Middleweight Semi-Final #1
    Episode 03.21.05
    Forrest is still up in the air about his future in the contest, but he does get his stitches out and the healing is progressing nicely. The fighters continue their battle for the remaining spot in the middleweight finals.
  • Phillipe Nover
    Phillipe Nover
    Episode 14
    I had the chance to sit down with Phillipe Nover as he stuffed his face to refuel after the weigh-in. Check out this raw look at a fighter on the verge of greatness.
  • Season 1, Episode 13 - "Ultimate Finale"
    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.Mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock highlights an Ultimate Fighting Championship™ card featuring the two finalist bouts from Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter on Saturday, April 9 from The Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. Spike TV will telecast the fights LIVE beginning at 9:00pm ET, marking the first time ever UFC bouts will air LIVE on either basic cable or broadcast television. The co-feature bouts include the two remaining middleweights and light-heavyweights from Spike TV's hit reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, battling it out for a six-figure contract with the UFC. The middleweight and light heavyweight finalists for The Ultimate Fighter were determined on the last regular telecast of the series.

    Light Heavyweight Final
    Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin

    Middlweight Final
    Diego Sanchez vs. Kenny Florian

    Ken Shamrock vs. Rich Franklin.

  • Season 1, Episode 12 - "Light Heavyweight Semi-Finals"
    The light heavyweight semi-finals are up. 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.
  • Season 1, Episode 11 - "Middleweight Semifinal 2"
    Forrest is still up in the air about his future in the contest, but he does get his stitches out and the healing is progressing nicely. The fighters continue their battle for the remaining spot in the middleweight finals.
  • Season 1, Episode 10 - "Middleweight Semifinal 1"
    Forrest's cut puts his dream for the contract in jeopardy. The remaining fighters hear a surprising announcement from Dana and the first semi-final fight ends dramatically.
  • Season 1, Episode 9 - "Low Blow"
    The Light Heavyweights compete in a challenge, and controversy arises during the fighter selection. The mood turns ugly when the fighters suspect there is a thief in the house.
  • Season 1, Episode 8 - "Sprawl 'N Brawl"
    One fighter creates controversy by training with the opposing team, Nate discovers his fate in the game, and a previously eliminated fighter gets another shot at the contract.
  • Season 1, Episode 7 - "Ground and Pound"
    After the much-anticipated Leben vs. Koscheck fight, people in the house are divided as ever. To make matters worse, one of the teams is struggling with discord among its members. The Light Heavyweights have their turn in the octagon with a match up that pits two of the strongest fighters against each other.moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 6 - "The Fight Is On"
    Two contestants go into intensive training as they prepare for battle. Both teams rally around their fighters as the emotional conflict is settled in the Octagon.
  • Season 1, Episode 5 - "Un-Caged"
    A night on the town for the team members turns violent. Contest rules are broken and the responsible fighters are reprimanded. Dana White and his coaches wrestle with how to settle the conflict.
  • Season 1, Episode 4 - "On The Ropes"
    After losing three of its members, Team Couture comes up with a new strategy to get a win. UFC President Dana White throws a twist into the competition and two Middle Weights face off in the Octagon.
  • Season 1, Episode 3 - "Making Weight"
    In preparation for the premiere fight, a top contender struggles to lose 20 lbs in 24 hours or face elimination. Two fighters christen the octagon with a classic battle of brut strength.
  • Season 1, Episode 2 - "Team Challenges"
    Team Couture and team Liddell compete against each other in a test of strength, agility, and will. After several grueling challenges, two fighters are eliminated and sent home.
  • Season 1, Episode 1 - The Quest Begins
    Sixteen Mixed Martial Artist fighters arrive in Las Vegas to begin their journey towards fame and fortune. Coached by Ultimate Fighting Championship legends, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, they will fight each other for two six-figure contracts in the UFC.