The Ultimate Fighter reality show changed the landscape of MMA when it debuted in 2005. Millions of people tuned in to watch 16 fighters live in the same house with one another, while simultaneously fighting each other for a six-figure contract with the UFC.
The combination of exciting, free fights every week and the drama that came at the Ultimate Fighter house made the show an instant success.
The Forrest Griffin v. Stephan Bonnar match at the finale of the first season is seen as the turning point in the UFC's history. The Ultimate Fighter 1 finale introduced a whole new audience to the most exciting sport in the world today.
The UFC has not looked back since, continue to grow each year, breaking pay-per-view records. The Ultimate Fighter is seen by many as the spark behind the growth of the UFC, so let's take a look at the 10 best fighters to come from the Ultimate Fighter show.