this was easily the most talented group since the first couple of seasons. it was untapped weight classes which means multiple fighters have a good chance to stick around and shine for more than a couple of fights.
im voting yes, but only because of the challenges in the first season kinda brought that season down.
also, like season 1 (and maybe season 2 i dont really recall it as well) the fighters seemed to go for it more. to try and win and or put a stamp on it saying i deserve to be here. even in some of the losses you could see the guy had skills. too often in later seasons guys seemed to play it safe just trying to make it to the finals. its like they dont realize a good spectacular effort going for it all in a loss will get you another chance to shine.