Best Theme/Walkout Songs in UFC History
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A live UFC event has many elements that amaze the fans. From the commentator preview of the event to Bruce Buffer announcing the main event results, the shows have multiple aspects that one can’t wait to see. Apart from crazy finishes and spectacular bouts, which are unpredictable, there are walkouts that are certain to entertain the fight fans.
Like in pro-wrestling, the UFC event has also leveled up with the walkout music. Fighters are getting more and more aware of picking a song that would have them connected with the fans. Here’s a list of the best theme songs in the UFC in no particular order.
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Roy Nelson: Weird Al Yankovic – “Fat”
The heavyweight GOAT who is known for being an entertaining fighter and having one of the greatest chins and knockout power, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, had an iconic theme song.
The album Even Worse, April 12, 1988, had a song from “Weird Al” Yankovic named ‘Fat’; The Las Vegas-born fighter used this song for his UFC walks.
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When the fans heard the song, they knew that the Country Club standout was there to entertain them.
The winner of season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter created many moments in UFC history. Yet, none was bigger than his bout against Kimbo Slice, which garnered a massive 6 million viewers and a record 3.7 rating (the highest-rated MMA show in the U.S. history)
Michael Bisping: Blur – “Song 2”
The British MMA legend Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping created UFC history when he became the first-ever champion from his region in the premier MMA organization.
Though he had an up and down relationship with MMA fans, his walkouts, and theme music never disappointed.
The Brit used to light the arena with a song named Song 2 from the artist Blur.
Bisping had a ‘journeymen’ career in the UFC. He ultimately won the UFC championship after being so close to it for decades. Eventually, ‘The Count’ was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Wanderlei Silva: DJ Darude – “Sandstorm”
There have been many Brazilian martial arts legends, but none was more intimidating than ‘The Axe Murderer’ himself.
From his fight style to stare down to theme music, everything about the former Pride world champion and Ex UFC fighter had the fans on the edge of their seats.
Wanderlei Silva walked out to the song named Sandstorm, by the artist Darude.
Silva was one of the top names in Pride FC. During his illustrious career, the Brazilian brawler went on an unbelievable 18-fight winning streak in one of the top MMA promotions.
Urijah Faber: Tupac – “California Love”
Another exceptional theme song that made its way into the heart of the fans was ‘California Love’, which ‘The California Kid’ embraced during his entry to the Octagon.
Urijah Faber marked his presence with Tupac’s song during his UFC career.
The former WEC featherweight champion had a decent UFC run where he competed in several championship bouts, although he came short in his attempts. Yet, his career had some phenomenal moments and rivalries.
Robbie Lawler: Sam & Dave – “Hold On (I’m Coming)”
‘The Ruthless‘ had a long UFC career. The former welterweight UFC champion entertained the fans with his bloody wars inside the Octagon.
His legendary bouts with Rory Macdonald and Carlos Condit for the welterweight championship made Lawler a fan favorite. Likewise, his theme song was top-notch as well.
Lawler walked to the Octagon with Sam and Dave’s song, ‘Hold On, I’m Comin’.
Per Tapology, he was the first athlete to be sponsored by Adidas. His bouts with fellow fan-favorite Nick Diaz were an all-time classic.
Frankie Edgar: Notorious B.I.G. – “Kick in the Door”
‘The Answer‘ rocked ‘Kick in the Door’ from Notorious B.I.G. as his theme music.
The former lightweight UFC champion, who defied the weight categories during his title reign, also fought in the UFC featherweight and bantamweight divisions.
Though Edgar has multiple UFC championship wins, his wins over ‘The Prodigy’ BJ Penn would remain his best moments inside the Octagon.
Conor McGregor: Foggy Dew/Hypnotize
‘The Notorious‘ had the charisma like none other in the UFC. The combat sports star covered all the bases of MMA to become the richest UFC athlete of all time.
His theme songs were exceptional, and he created magic with them whenever he made a walkout through the UFC curtain.
The Irish song Foggy Dew made McGregor’s entrances more remarkable, besides his Irish flag & swag during his walkouts.
The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Pam Long – “Hypnotize” was another McGregor theme song that saw the Irish superstar grace his presence before entering the Octagon.
The Irishman became the promotion’s first-ever simultaneous two-weight champion. Further, he has almost all the PPV and live-gate records for the UFC.
Anderson Silva: DMX – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Many consider the Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva the MMA GOAT. Bu his theme song, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ from DMX, was GOAT. It made his walkout more special.
‘The Spider‘ has the most title defenses record in UFC’s middleweight history. Also, he holds the record for the longest winning streak (16) in the UFC.
Ronda Rousey: Joan Jett–“Bad Reputation”
The biggest and first UFC superstar, Ronda Rousey, has the most UFC bantamweight title defenses in the promotion with 6. Her walkouts were full of intensity, and her theme song made it even better.
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‘Rowdy’ walked out to Joan Jett’s song ‘Bad Reputation’, which created magical moments in her short UFC reign.
Apart from these, Darren Till‘s Sweet Caroline, Colby Covington‘s walkout to Kurt Angle’s theme song ‘You S*ck!’, and Tony Ferguson‘s ‘The Party Has Begun’ are some honorable mentions for top UFC theme/walkout songs.
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Edited By: Paras Pande