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Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar 1 full fight video from TUF Finale for UFC Hall of Fame inductions

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Before there was FOX, FX and FUEL TV, there was Spike TV, and a couple of light heavyweights with nothing to lose.

Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight fighters, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this weekend (Sat., July 6, 2013), as part of the annual UFC Fan Expo held every Fourth of July Weekend (details here).

Both had memorable -- though not spectacular -- careers.

They did, however, earn a place among the immortals for single-handedly saving a sinking ship back in April 2005, when Bonnar and Griffin slugged it out across three rounds to tie a ribbon around the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), Spike TV's first foray into combat sports reality programming.

Fast-forward eight years and we're up to season 18, not including international efforts.

But the fight that jump-stared the mixed martial arts (MMA) phenomenon is now available online and free for you to watch in its entirety in the video player above, courtesy of UFC, to help promote this weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

See how the selection process came to be, in addition to reader reactions, by clicking here, here and here.