For the first time in the history of the competition, The Ultimate Fighter will crown a champion. 16 of the most talented female fighters in the world arrive to the UFC training center to compete in a tournament to decide who will be the first first belt holder in the UFC's new 115 pound straw-weight division. Some are veterans of the women's fight organization Invicta, others chosen from an open tryout. Coaches Gilbert Melendez and current lightweight champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis pick their squads, the women move into the house and begin training. Then, the ...
Hard training by Team Melendez takes it's toll on the fighters while the women on Team Pettis are frustrated by their overbearing coaches. Then, second ranked undefeated Joanne Calderwood faces the number fifteen ranked Emily Kagan for a spot in the quarterfinals.
On the heels of Team Pettis' second win in a row, one of the fighters receives devastating news. After a silly game at the house turns raunchy, Heather Clark becomes an outcast on Team Melendez. Then in the third preliminary fight, #4 seed Jessica Penne of Team Pettis takes on #13 seed Lisa Ellis of Team Melendez, with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
Aisling struggles get the attention of Dana White's attention. Tecia's return to the competition angers some fighters. Then, in the sixth fight of the tournament Team Pettis pits #5 ranked Aisling Daly against #12 ranked Angela Magana for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.
A group of Team Melendez fighters decide they want Tecia to move out of their room. At a pool party tensions between the fighters boil over. Then, in the final preliminary fight of the tournament Team Melendez sends #8 ranked Bec Rawlings against #3 ranked Tecia Torres for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.
In a special two-fight episode...#3 seed Tecia Torress tries to make the most of her second chance in the tournament, when she faces top seed Carla Esparza in the third quarterfinal fight. Then 7 seed Rose Namajunas, the only fighter remaining from Team Melendez, takes on #2 ranked Joanne Calderwood....for the last spot in the semifinals.