Another fight I think had some partial fixing was the Tito-Griffin fight. I know all the Griffin asskissers will be on me for this, but look at how easily tito dominated that first round.. he manhandled that baby. And the next couple of rounds, Forrest did NOTHING to hurt tito.. seriously, his punches were ssooo sloppy and weak, and most didn't even get through. And yet, Tito didn't do anything to attack.. just waited it out for no reason even though he clearly looked in control. And all the while, the commentators were hyping up every sloppy strike from Forrest as awesome! every third second they were like Forrest this, Forrest that.. almost as if they were trying to please the TUF viewers. If you turn off the sound on that fight, you'll have no doubt about who won. Oh, and for the record, I hate Tito from the depths of my soul, so this isn't a Tito-fan bias by any means.
The same went for the TUF finals between Griffin and Bonnar.. the commentators couldn't stop heaping praise on some of the worst displays of technique I have ever seen. It was all "stand and get punched repeatedly" crap but they actually called it the greatest UFC fight of all time! As if!!
In general it doubt the UFC fixes the outcomes, but I definitely get the feeling they give the a lot of the popular TUF guys easier fights against cans and ask the pros to "make it look close" with them for the big ones. I mean think about it .. that reality show is the biggest mainstream attraction of the UFC, worth millions of dollars. How would it look if after all the sissy drama and hype they put them through on that show to endear them to the public, they just went bust in the real UFC?