The Ultimate Fighter, is an American reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition produced by the FX Network and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It previously aired for fourteen seasons on Spike TV. The show features professional MMA fighters living together in Las Vegas, Nevada, and follows them as they train and compete against each other for a prized contract with the UFC. The series debuted on January 17, 2006, with its first episode, "The Quest Begins". To date, there have been seventeen seasons of the show, two per calendar year. Each season features either one or two weight classes in the tournament.
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