1. TUF 1
TUF 1 saved the UFC. Dana White acknowledges that the finale fight of Bonnar vs. Griffin was a defining UFC moment, perhaps that is why Griffin is getting a title shot. In this season you have 2 or 3 guys that could hold a title eventually. Kenny Florian is looking dominant. Diego and Josh both are doing well as is Mike Swick in the welterweight divison. Chris Leben may never win a title, but he is winning a lot.
Notable Alumni: Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Mike Swick, Diego Sanchez, Josh Koscheck, Kenny Florian, Nate Quarry, and Chris Leben
2. TUF 2
This may not have as many stud fighters as season 1, but season 2 was good and produced 4 serious contenders (Stevenson, Marcus Davis, Keith Jardine, and Rashad Evans).
Notable Alumni: Joe Stevenson, Luke Cummo, Josh Burkman, Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans, Marcus Davis, Jorge Gurgel, Melvin Guillard and Rob MacDonald
3. TUF 4
The comeback season was a success. Travis Lutter lost to Anderson Silva, but still looked good. We will see how he does against Rich Franklin. We all know of Matt Serra winning against St. Pierre. Clementi, Cote and Lytle all have looked good lately. This season has a lot of names that UFC fans know.
Notable Alumni: Travis Lutter, Charles McCarthy, Jorge Rivera, Rich Clementi, Pete Sell, Patrick Cote, Matt Serra, Chris Lytle and Din Thomas
4. TUF 5
This season is still developing talent. However, these lightweights are all contenders. I think this season has 5 or so guys that could be top 15 material in a stacked divison.
Notable Alumni: Joe Lauzon, Gray Maynard, Nate Diaz, Manny Gamburyan, Matt Wiman, Cole Miller, Corey Hill
5. TUF 3
Not a bad season, but disappointing as far as how these guys have done after the show. Bisping has done fair and dropped to middleweight and we will see how he does there. Matt Hamill may be the success story of this show. Kendall Grove has fallen hard. Ed Herman can rise some if he keeps winning.
Notable Alumni: Kendall Grove, Kalib Starnes, Ed Herman, Micahel Bisping, Matt Hamill
6. TUF 6
This show was the weakest of all. We will see the effects of it. In two years there may be two or three guys in the UFC from TUF 6. Mac Danzig was so much better than everyone else on this season. George can be decent and do well in the UFC. Tommy Speer is so raw. Matt Arroyo has good skills, but we will see. Guys like Koppenhaver and Rollins have earned some time in the UFC, but I doubt it will last. Watch for Mac though to climb the lightweight ranks.
Notable Alumni: Mac Danzig, Tommy Speer, George Sotiropolous
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