Every ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner in UFC history, from Forrest Griffin to Macy Chiasson

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“The Ultimate Fighter” returns Tuesday after a three-year hiatus.

Ahead of the longstanding UFC reality competition show’s comeback, take a look at the history of “TUF” winners, not just from the U.S. version of the show, but from all the international versions, as well.

They’re presented alphabetically below.

Warlley Alves

Warlley Alves

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Year: 2014 Division: Middleweight Result: Warlley Alves def. Marcio Alexandre Jr. via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:25

Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Year: 2014 Division: Light heavyweight Result: Corey Anderson def. Matt Van Buren via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:01

Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 8 Year: 2008 Division: Light heavyweight Result: Ryan Bader def. Vinny Magalhaes via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:18

Enrique Barzola

Enrique Barzola

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 Year: 2015 Division: Lightweight Result: Enrique Barzola def. Horacio Gutierrez via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)

Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 3 Year: 2006 Division: Light heavyweight Result: Michael Bisping def. Josh Haynes via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:14

Diego Brandao

Diego Brandao

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 14 Year: 2011 Division: Featherweight Result: Diego Brandao def. Dennis Bermudez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:51

Martin Bravo

Martin Bravo

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Year: 2016 Division: Lightweight Result: Martin Bravo def. Claudio Puelles via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:55

Jonathan Brookins

Jonathan Brookins

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 12 Year: 2010 Division: Lightweight Result: Jonathan Brookins def. Michael Johnson via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Macy Chiasson

Macy Chiasson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 28 Year: 2018 Division: Women's featherweight Result: Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:11

Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 15 Year: 2012 Division: Lightweight Result: Michael Chiesa def. Al Iaquinta via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:47

Mac Danzig

Mac Danzig

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 6 Year: 2007 Division: Welterweight Result: Mac Danzig def. Tom Speer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:01

Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Year: 2007 Division: Lightweight Result: Nate Diaz def. Manny Gamburyan via submission (shoulder injury) – Round 2, 0:20

John Dodson

John Dodson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 14 Year: 2011 Division: Bantamweight Result: John Dodson def. T.J. Dillashaw via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:54

Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 24 Year: 2016 Division: Flyweight Result: Tim Elliott def. Hiromasa Ogikubo via unanimous decision

Efrain Escudero

Efrain Escudero

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 8 Year: 2008 Division: Lightweight Result: Efrain Escudero def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Carla Esparza

Carla Esparza

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 20 Year: 2014 Division: Women's strawweight Result: Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:26

Juan Espino

Juan Espino

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 28 Year: 2018 Division: Heavyweight Result: Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier via submission (armlock) – Round 1, 3:36

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Year: 2005 Division: Heavyweight Result: Rashad Evans def. Brad Imes via split decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–29)

Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 13 Year: 2011 Division: Lightweight Result: Tony Ferguson def. Ramsey Nijem via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:54

Cezar Ferreira

Cezar Ferreira

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Year: 2012 Division: Middleweight Result: Cezar Ferreira def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)

Glaico Franca

Glaico Franca

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Year: 2015 Division: Lightweight Result: Glaico Franca def. Fernando Bruno via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:46

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 17 Year: 2013 Division: Middleweight Result: Kelvin Gastelum def. Uriah Hall via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)

Eddie Gordon

Eddie Gordon

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 19 Year: 2014 Division: Middleweight Result: Eddie Gordon def. Dhiego Lima via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:11

Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 1 Year: 2005 Division: Light heavyweight Result: Forrest Griffin def. Stephan Bonnar via unanimous decision

Kendall Grove

Kendall Grove

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 3 Year: 2006 Division: Middleweight Result: Kendall Grove def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision

Ning Guangyou

Ning Guangyou

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: China Year: 2013-2014 Division: Featherweight Result: Ning Guangyou def. Jianping Yang via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 22 Year: 2015 Division: Lightweight Result: Ryan Hall def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 30–26)

Chris Holdsworth

Chris Holdsworth

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Year: 2013 Division: Bantamweight Result: Chris Holdsworth def. Davey Grant via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:10

Rony Jason

Rony Jason

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Year: 2012 Division: Featherweight Result: Rony Jason def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Antonio Carlos Junior

Antonio Carlos Junior

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Year: 2014 Division: Heavyweight Result: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)

Brad Katona

Brad Katona

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 27 Year: 2018 Division: Featherweight Result: Brad Katona def. Jay Cucciniello via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–26, 30–26)

Chad Laprise

Chad Laprise

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Year: 2014 Division: Welterweight Result: Chad Laprise def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 30–27)

Zhang Lipeng

Zhang Lipeng

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: China Year: 2014 Division: Welterweight Result: Zhang Lipeng def. Wang Sai via split decision (29–28, 27–30, 29–28)

Travis Lutter

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 4 Year: 2006 Division: Middleweight Result: Travis Lutter def. Patrick Cote via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:18

Court McGee

Court McGee

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 11 Year: 2010 Division: Middleweight Result: Court McGee def. Kris McCray via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:41

Erick Montano

Erick Montano

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 Year: 2015 Division: Welterweight Result: Erick Montano def. Enrique Marin via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)

Nicco Montano

Nicco Montano

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 26 Year: 2017 Division: Women's flyweight Result: Nicco Montano def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (50–45, 49–46, 49–46)

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 10 Year: 2009 Division: Heavyweight Result: Roy Nelson def. Brendan Schaub via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:45

Norman Parke

Norman Parke

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Year: 2012 Division: Lightweight Result: Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)

Ross Pearson

Ross Pearson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Year: 2009 Division: Lightweight Result: Ross Pearson def. Andre Winner via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Julianna Pena

Julianna Pena

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Year: 2013 Division: Women's bantamweight Result: Julianna Pena def. Jessica Rakoczy via TKO (punches, elbows) – Round 1, 4:59

Alejandro Perez

Alejandro Perez

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Year: 2014 Division: Bantamweight Result: Alejandro Perez def. Jose Alberto Quinonez via unanimous decision (29–26, 29–26, 28–27)

Yair Rodriguez

Yair Rodríguez

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Year: 2014 Division: Featherweight Result: Yair Rodriguez def. Leonardo Morales via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Amir Sadollah

Amir Sadollah

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 7 Year: 2008 Division: Middleweight Result: Amir Sadollah def. C.B. Dollaway via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:02

Andrew Sanchez

Andrew Sanchez

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 23 Year: 2016 Division: Light heavyweight Result: Andrew Sanchez def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 30–26)

Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 1 Year: 2005 Division: Middleweight Result: Diego Sanchez def. Kenny Florian viva TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:49

Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 Year: 2013 Division: Welterweight Result: Leonardo Santos def. William Macario via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:43

Matt Serra

Matt Serra

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 4 Year: 2006 Division: Welterweight Result: Matt Serra def. Chris Lytle via split decision (30–27, 27–30, 30–27)

Colton Smith

Colton Smith

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 16 Year: 2012 Division: Welterweight Result: Colton Smith def. Mike Ricci via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)

Joe Stevenson

Joe Stevenson

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Year: 2005 Division: Welterweight Result: Joe Stevenson def. Luke Cummo via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)

Tatiana Suarez

Tatiana Suarez

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 23 Year: 2016 Division: Women's strawweight Result: Tatiana Suarez def. Amanda Cooper via submission (D'Arce choke) – Round 1, 3:43

Jesse Taylor

Jesse Taylor

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 25 Year: 2017 Division: Welterweight Result: Jesse Taylor def. Dhiego Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 0:43

Elias Theodorou

Elias Theodorou

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Year: 2014 Division: Middleweight Result: Elias Theodorou def. Sheldon Westcott via TKO (punches, elbows) – Round 2, 4:41

Michael Trizano

Michael Trizano

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 27 Year: 2018 Division: Lightweight Result: Michael Trizano def. Joe Giannetti via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 21 Year: 2015 Division: Welterweight Result: Kamaru Usman def. Hayder Hassan via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:19

Reginaldo Vieira

Reginaldo Vieira

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Year: 2015 Division: Bantamweight Result: Reginaldo Vieira def. Dileno Lopes via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)

Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker

Season: The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Year: 2012 Division: Welterweight Result: Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

James Wilks

Season: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Year: 2009 Division: Welterweight Result: James Wilks def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:54

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