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Sometimes the most the best solution to your problem is the obvious one.

With The Ultimate Fighter television show long gone stale as a property that moves the needle, the UFC needed a fresh, new concept that provided exciting content and resonated with fans. So someone came up with the idea of stripping away all the manufactured drama of TUF, until there was nothing but two fighters vying for a UFC contract on live television, and… voila! Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series was born.

And it’s given us some good action.

Below is a sample. Watch, enjoy, and remember what good MMA TV can be all about.