Ranking every Ultimate Fighter winner from over 30 years with the UFC.
The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television series where mixed martial artists compete for a chance to win a UFC contract. Usually having two seasons per calendar year featuring two different weight classes per season, the show premiered in 2005 and is currently on its season 31.
TUF was created as a last attempt to get public interest in the sport, and it worked. Current fighters will coach the show, train their teams, and then eventually face each other at the conclusion of the season. Conor McGregor returns to coach against Michael Chandler, and this season will feature eight former UFC and Dana White Contender Series fighters and eight newcomers from the bantamweight and lightweight divisions.
Former seasons of the show included comeback stories, nation vs. nation, a live season, seasons where champions were crowned, gym vs. gym, a season featuring champions from other organizations, redemption stories, and undefeated fighters.
There have also been international seasons of the show, including Brazil, Australia, China, Canada, and Latin America which included former and current champions, Robert Whittaker and Yair Rodriguez. TUF has been responsible for ten UFC champions and some legends over the years, and as it's the UFC's 30th year, we're ranking every Ultimate Fighter winner from the last 30 seasons before the newest season kicks off next month. Let's get into it.