The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 25) is an installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)-produced reality television series The Ultimate Fighter.
The series was officially announced by the UFC on January 15, 2017 during the UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn broadcast. Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt will be coaching opposite former champion T.J. Dillashaw. Both of them are former training partners. As the twenty-fifth season of the American entries of the series, the producers have opted to bring back previous participants from the previous seasons.
Per the UFC's announcement, the cast consists of welterweights that have all competed on The Ultimate Fighter on previous seasons; this includes former participants and winners of the show, as well as one current UFC fighter. The cast was announced on February 15, including former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight winner Joe Stevenson, The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn middleweight winner Eddie Gordon, as well as current UFC fighter James Krause.
This season debuted on April 19, 2017 on Fox Sports 1.