• Air date: 06 Apr '06 14 episodes
      The Ultimate Fighter 3 was the third season of the mixed martial arts reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. It premiered on April 6, 2006, immediately after the conclusion of Ultimate Fight Night 4. The season featured sixteen fighters with still-feuding former champion Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock as coaches. The finale aired on June 24, 2006 and tied the UFC's all-time record with a 2.0 overall rating. There were several rule changes from the previous Ultimate Fighter seasons. There
  • List of Episodes (14)
    • 1. Fresh Meat

      06 Apr '06
      Season three of The Ultimate Fighter pits legendary rivals Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz against each other. As coaches, Tito and Ken train a new army of mixed martial artists from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. The fighters are evaluated, teams are selected, and two middleweights clash in the Octagon for a chance at becoming the next Ultimate Fighter.
    • 2. The Basketball

      13 Apr '06
      A basketball drives a wedge between the teams. Feathers are ruffled as Coach Ortiz takes Matt Hamill under his wing. And two light heavyweights fight for a spot in semi-finals.
    • 3. The Dagger

      20 Apr '06
      An alliance is formed between two fighters who are on opposite teams. Rory is getting on people’s nerves and Tito picks two middleweights to fight in the Octagon.
    • 4. Hitting It Hard

      27 Apr '06
      Team Shamrock is upset with their lack of training and take matters into their own hands. Fed up with Matt’s behavior at the gym, Bisping gets drunk and goes on a tirade. And two more light heavyweights compete for a spot in the semi-finals.
    • 5. The Truce Is Over

      04 May '06
      After another crushing victory by Team Ortiz, Ken Shamrock searches for answers to why his fighters aren’t winning. His frustration boils over and Ken loses his cool. The bad blood between coaches spills over to the next two middleweights who are preparing to bang their way into the semi-finals.
    • 6. The Letter

      11 May '06
      Matt’s Hamill’s behavior continues to irritate his teammates. Fighters start going stir crazy in the house. And someone receives disturbing news.
    • 7. Mohawk

      18 May '06
      After Noah quits the competition, Dana White brings in a fighter to replace him. With Team Ortiz’s morale low, Tito lifts their spirit with a special surprise. Josh Haynes and Tait Fletcher battle it out in the Octagon in the third preliminary Light Heavyweight Fight.
    • 8. The Fuse Is Lit

      25 May '06
      Ed “Short Fuse” Herman finally gets his day in the Octagon. Will he be able to prove that Tito should have picked him first or will Danny ‘The Assassin’ take him out?
    • 9. The Golden Boy

      01 Jun '06
      Tito’s prodigy Matt Hamill finally gets his chance to fight in the Octagon against Mike Nickels. But Matt gets little support from his teammates have issues his superior skills and cockiness.
    • 10. Full House

      08 Jun '06
      The semi-final match-ups are announced. Ken and Tito face off in a competition of their own. And the first finalist emerges from the Octagon.
    • 11. The Jungle

      15 Jun '06
      It’s almost the end of the competition and the fighters are going crazy. The last middleweight semi-final fight pits Ed Herman against Rory Singer.
    • 12. Bangin'

      15 Jun '06
      It’s the light heavyweight semi-finals with Josh Haynes facing Jesse Forbes and Ross Pointon taking on Michael Bisping. Two will move on to battle it out for the contract in The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale.
    • 13. The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale

      24 Jun '06
      The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finals are set. In the Middleweight Final Kendall Grove will face Ed Herman. Michael Bisping and Josh Haynes will square off in the Light Heavyweight Final. Also, Ultimate Fighter Season 1\'s Kenny Florian will take on Sam Stout.
    • 14. The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale Pt 2

      24 Jun '06