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The Ultimate Fighter is a ground-breaking reality TV show which helped to launch the UFC (and MMA in general) to a mass U.S. audience. The series was first introduced in 2005 on Spike TV and became an instant hit with MMA fans and sports enthusiasts everywhere.

As a result of the success of The Ultimate Fighter show, the UFC continued to make ongoing episodes often with different themes such as all female fighters or teams from different countries competing against each other. Today, the series has been going strong for over a decade, and continues to provide fresh competition and entertainment, as well as a coveted entry into the UFC roster of active fighters.