Sixteen of the best unsigned mixed martial artists compete for the ultimate prize - a six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization.
During the show, the competitors will take their training to a higher level. They will be brought to Las Vegas where the UFC has its National Training Center. For the next seven weeks the competitors will be under the strict supervision of two of the most successful and famous UFC fighters and trainers on the planet, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture and UFC Light Heavyweight #1 Contender Chuck Liddell.
The competitors will endure the most grueling training and intense pressure of their lives. They will train together, live together, and fight against each other inside and outside of the storied UFC Octagon. The men are split into two teams, Team Liddell and Team Couture. The two squads compete against each other within their weight classes to avoid elimination. 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.