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There is no question that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series - better known as ‘TUF’ - has been the most influential vehicle for promoting the success of UFC, and to a lesser extent MMA in general, in North America. The careers of most contestants have been boosted like they could have never imagined. Even the ones who never came close to winning were still given a chance to prove their worth in the UFC, and many of the fighters released from the UFC were instantly picked up by smaller organizations simply because of the newly acquired name recognition.



With the show now in it’s seventh season, let’s take a look back at where it all started. The first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ took place in 2005, and featured 8 middleweights and 8 lightheavyweights competing for two ’six figure’ contracts with the UFC. Most of the contestants were virtually unknown in the MMA world at the time, yet all are now very familiar names for most fans. I will start with the light heavyweight division, and examine the middleweights next week.

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Part II: Middleweights

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Post #1   5/4/08 10:19:32PM   

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Nice.

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i'd love to see this for every season

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Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.

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Posted by oleg

Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.



absolutly, i just love the way this was done, and with so many great fighters produced from the seasons its a great idea..
props to you, sir.



ps. 5 might even be too early

diaz
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have had success, but i think its just the start

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Posted by MFOTHER


Posted by oleg

Thanks, I will eventually go over other seasons as well... For seasons 6 & 7 it's a bit early to tell at this point.



absolutly, i just love the way this was done, and with so many great fighters produced from the seasons its a great idea..
props to you, sir.



ps. 5 might even be too early

diaz
gamburian
maynard
lauzon

have had success, but i think its just the start



You're right, I got my numbers mixed up - I meant 5 & 6... 7 is not even over yet

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oops, already posted this in the News section. I should start comming here before I go to fightmatrix...BTW my nick over there is ICYB

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Part II: Middleweights

Post #8   5/10/08 12:21:58AM   

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Great articles oleg.

Props for the hard work

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Much props. (Waits for somebody to rip off the topic)

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Hey O ! Great read man you get my props my friend !

Post #11   5/11/08 2:08:19AM