Sixteen Mixed Martial Artist fighters arrive in Las Vegas to begin their journey towards fame and fortune. Coached by Ultimate Fighting Championship legends, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, they will fight each other for two six-figure contracts in the UFC.
Team Couture and Team Liddell compete against each other in a test of strength, agility, and will. After several grueling challenges, two fighters are eliminated and sent home.
In preparation for the premiere fight, a top contender struggles to lose 20 lbs in 24 hours or face elimination. Two fighters christen the Octagon with a classic battle of brute strength.
After losing three of its members, Team Couture comes up with a new strategy to get a win. UFC President Dana White throws a twist into the competition and two Middleweights face off in the Octagon.
A night on the town for the team members turns unhappy. Contest rules are broken and the responsible fighters are reprimanded. Dana White and his coaches wrestle with how to settle the conflict.
Two contestants go into intensive training as they prepare for battle. Both teams rally around their fighters as the emotional conflict is settled in the Octagon.
After the much-anticipated Leben vs. Koscheck fight, people in the house are divided as ever. To make matters worse, one of the teams is struggling with discord among its members. The Light Heavyweights have their turn in the Octagon with a match up that pits two of the strongest fighters against each other.
Nate Quarry's injury has him eliminated as a contender but is asked to stay on as a coach. He also chooses Chris Leben as his replacement from the losers lounge. A Middleweight challenge and battle are also scheduled.
The Light Heavyweights compete in a challenge, and controversy arises during the fighter selection. The mood turns ugly when the fighters suspect there is a thief in the house.
Forrest's cut puts his dream for the contract in jeopardy. The remaining fighters hear a surprising announcement from Dana that effect who they will fight to get into the finals.
Forrest is still up in the air about his future in the contest, but he does get his stitches out and the healing is progressing nicely. The fighters continue their battle for the remaining spot in the middleweight finals.
The light heavyweight semi-finals are up. Stephan Bonnar fights his close friend and training partner Mike Swick in the first bout. Forrest Griffin finds out if his cut has healed enough to fight Sam Hoger or give up his chance for the contract to alternate Bobby Southworth.
The matchups in the finals in the Middleweight Final finds Diego Sanchez battling Kenny Florian. The Light Heavyweight Final finds Forrest Griffin battling Stephan Bonnar.
Other matches include:
Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Rafferty by TKO.
Mike Swick vs. Alex Schoenauer by KO.
Nathan Quarry vs. Lodune Sincaid by TKO.
Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Sanford by KO.
Chris Leben vs. Jason Thacker by TKO.
Sam Hoger vs. Bobby Southworth
Rich Franklin vs. Ken Shamrock in the main event.