The Ultimate Fighter - Season 15 Episodes

The Ultimate Fighter - Season 15

The Ultimate Fighter - Season 15

The Ultimate Fighter: Live was the fifteenth installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship-produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. This season marked the show's debut on the FX network, the debut of Jon Anik as the show's host, and featured Lightweight fighters.

As part of the deal with FX, the show was revamped. Prior seasons of the show were filmed in six weeks, edited and aired several months after filming was completed. This season the show was being filmed over thirteen weeks and was being edited "the week of" before being broadcast. In addition this season was the first to feature live fights.

The UFC and FX held open tryouts on December 5, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casting call went out for Lightweight and Welterweight fighters. Some of the fighters that showed up for the tryouts included UFC veteran Jamie Yager, WEC veteran Blas Avena, and Bellator veterans Rudy Bears, Zak Cummings, and Jacob McClintock, and K-1 kickboxer Kultar Gill.

On December 6, 2011, it was announced that the coaches for the season would be Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. They were set to fight for the title, until Cruz's injury on May 7, 2012. The show debuted on March 9, 2012.

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Episode 1

The Ultimate Fighter Live Premiere

The Ultimate Fighter debuts its new season on FX with head coaches Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. Once again fighters will be trying to get a spot in the competition by winning their introductory fights.

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Episode 2

Embrace the War

Sixteen lightweight MMA fighters move into the house and join teams coached by Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber. Two contestants square off in the first elimination bout.

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Episode 3

Old School vs. New School

Sixteen promising mixed martial artists live together in The Ultimate Fighter house and train with opposing teams coached by UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and "The California Kid" Urijah Faber, who are also preparing for an upcoming title fight. Two contestants are matched up in an elimination fight airing live during the second half of each episode, where the winner will takes one step closer to earning a coveted UFC contract, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Episode 4

All the Pressure

Two more lightweight MMA fighters square off in an elimination bout.

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Episode 5

That Miserable Feeling

Sixteen promising mixed martial artists live together in The Ultimate Fighter house and train with opposing teams coached by UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and "The California Kid" Urijah Faber, who are also preparing for an upcoming title fight. Two contestants are matched up in an elimination fight airing live during the second half of each episode, where the winner will takes one step closer to earning a coveted UFC contract, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Episode 6

Dog with no Bark

Friday: It was discussed that Chris Tickle was drunk during the previous week's fight. In the locker room, Tickle was laughing and making jokes about his just announced fight with Joe Proctor. Dominick Cruz gets upset with Tickle's attitude and tells Tickle to keep his mouth shut for the next week.

Saturday 10:30am: Mike Rio complains of pains in one of his knees and having difficulties moving it. Rio and Jeremy Larsen have a discussion about the lifetime of a mixed martial arts figher.

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Episode 7

Weather the Storm

Sixteen promising mixed martial artists live together in The Ultimate Fighter house and train with opposing teams coached by UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and "The California Kid" Urijah Faber, who are also preparing for an upcoming title fight. Two contestants are matched up in an elimination fight airing live during the second half of each episode, where the winner will takes one step closer to earning a coveted UFC contract, and the title of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Episode 8

The Lions Den

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Episode 9

Become That Hero

Team Faber's Andy Ogle fights Mike Rio of Team Cruz to determine the last quarterfinalist.

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Episode 10

So Real, It's Unreal

James Vick vs Joe Proctor and Justin Lawrence vs Michael Chiesa in the first two quarterfinal fights.

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Episode 11

Like a Spartan

The quarterfinals conclude with Vinc Pinchel vs Chris Saunders and Al Iaquinta vs Andy Ogle.

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Episode 12

Reality Check

Semifinal bouts determine combatants for next week's finale. James Vick vs Michael Chiesa and Vinc Pichel vs Al Iaquinta.

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Episode 13

The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale

The Season 15 champion is crowned as Michael Chiesa faces Al Iaquinta in an all Team Faber finale in Las Vegas. Also: Jake Ellenberger vs Martin Kampmann in a welterweight bout. Also: Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling; Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira; Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer.