Parents' Guide to

The Ultimate Fighter

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent, but a TKO for martial arts fans.

TV Spike Reality TV 1963
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

While mixed martial arts enthusiasts may tune in for the episode-ending match-ups, they'll come away with a greater appreciation for the sport and the competitors. That's because the show's producers do a nice job of humanizing the men involved. Viewers find out what got them into the sport, how hard they train -- and, what's more, they get to see the guys' vulnerable sides after they experience difficult workouts and defeat in the ring.

That said, the matches can get very violent -- sometimes bloody. Parents of younger or more sensitive kids might want to pre-screen episodes to see whether the footage could be upsetting.

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