The Ultimate Fighter (2005)
The Ultimate Fighter (2005)
Sixteen men from across the Americas travel to Las Vegas with one dream, one goal - to become The Ultimate Fighter. Determination. Discipline. Excellence. At the end of each week, one fighter from each team must fight in the Octagon to avoid being kicked out of the UFC Training Center until only two remain in each weight division. In the end, The Ultimate Fighter will be decided by a competition match -- a head-to-head fight to the finish inside the Octagon. The weak are eliminated...The strong will survive...Only one will be left standing from each weight class...The Ultimate Fighter.

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1x01 The Quest Begins

18 January, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x02 Team Challenges

25 January, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x03 Making Weight

01 February, 2005 5:00 am
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 brute strength.

1x04 On The Ropes

08 February, 2005 5:00 am
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 Middleweights face off in the Octagon.

1x05 Un-Caged

15 February, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x06 The Fight Is On

22 February, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x07 Ground and Pound

01 March, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x08 Sprawl N Brawl

08 March, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x09 Low Blow

15 March, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x10 Middle Weight Semi Final #1

22 March, 2005 5:00 am
Forrest’s cut puts his dream for the contract in jeopardy. The remaining fighters hear a surprising announcement from Dana that effect who they will fight to get into the finals.

1x11 Middle Weight Semi Final #2

29 March, 2005 6:00 am
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.

1x12 Light Heavyweight Semi-Finals

05 April, 2005 5:00 am
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.

1x13 Diego Sanchez vs. Kenny Florian TUF 1 Finale

10 April, 2005 5:00 am
After weeks living in a house with nothing to do but train, Diego Sanchez and Kenny Florian battle it out inside the Octagon to see who will be The Ultimate Fighter Middleweight winner.

1x14 Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar TUF 1 Finale

10 April, 2005 5:00 am
The fight that changed the sport of MMA and the UFC forever; Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar in the finale of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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