The Ultimate Fighter is the zombie television series that just won’t die. When TUF 227: Antarctica vs. Pangaea is airing 20 years from now, we’ll fondly look back at that one season where Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo tried to teach a bunch of regional flyweight champions how to scale the mountain that is 125 pound GOAT Demetrious Johnson.
Even though The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions is still TUF, this is by far the best version of TUF that hardcore viewers of the series can expect in 2016. 16 regional MMA flyweight champions compete in the TUF bracket format with the winner getting a crack at Mighty Mouse Johnson at the end of the season. High quality fighters with high stakes beget a pretty damn good set of fights thus far this season.
Check the highlights of a fight between Tachi Palce Fights champion Adam Antolin and Legacy FC champion Damacio Page. Take a shot of your favorite beverage every time Antolin uncorks a brutal liver kick to the ribs of Page. Mmmmmm liver shots