The ninth season of Ultimate Fighter begins with the format now changed to the US vs. the Uk. In the opener, sixteen fighters battle to be part of Team UK.
Sixteen fighters now compete to be part of Team USA coached by Dan Henderson.
The guys move into the house officially. Meanwhile, the final open spots in Team USA are decided.
Mark Miller of Team USA takes on Nick Osipczak of Team UK in the first fight between Bisping's team and Henderson's team.
Team USA looks for its first win as two fights are on the line this week. However, internal bickering and arguing might keep the Americans losing.
Two fights are on the line this week for Team USA and Team UK: Cameron Dollar takes on Martin Stapleton and Frank Lester takes on James Wilks.
Richie Whitson of Team USA takes on Russ Pearson of Team UK. Also a special challenge between Henderson and Bisping is scheduled.
A Team USA injury becomes a nasty infection, while one of the Brits struggles with a career-threatening mental problem. Then, after the next preliminary fight, Dana is forced to make a controversial decision that could blow the competition wide open.
Dana decides which Team USA fighter will replace Jason Pierce and take on David Faulkner in the final preliminary fight. And both teams collide in a heated argument over changing training times.
Dana adds a wrinkle to the semifinal matchups that infuriates the coaches. Team USA wonders if there's a traitor in their midst. And a bruising three round battle kicks off the semifinal fights.
One Team UK member is exposed for his embarrassing habit, while another suffers an injury in training. And in two action-packed semifinal match-ups, four lightweight fighters slug it out to earn their spot in the live finale.
Michael Bisping drops by the house for a meal with his fighters, after which some UK teammates get out of control. Then in the final semifinal fight, Frank Lester and James Wilks face off in a rematch to see who will fill the last spot in the finale.
Scheduled fights include Damarques Johnson vs. James Wilks, Russ Pearson vs. Andre Winner, and Clay Guida takes on Diego Sanchez.