The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s long-running reality series put another season in the books with “The Ultimate Fighter 25” Finale on Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The event was headlined by a lightweight battle between Michael Johnson and former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje, along with the Season 25 welterweight tournament final that paired Dhiego Lima with Jesse Taylor. Johnson doubled up on his walkout music, as Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Understood” and Kendrick Lamar’s “M.A.A.D. City” brought him to the cage. Gaethje opted to go with Keznamdi’s “Champion” ahead of his long-awaited UFC debut.
Meanwhile, The Highwaymen’s “Highwayman” trumpeted Taylor’s arrival. Lima countered with Newsboys’ “God’s Not Dead” prior to their high-stakes encounter.
Other standout tracks included Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” (Nick Roehrick), Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (Marcel Fortuna), Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” (Jordan Johnson), Nirvana’s “In Bloom” (Gray Maynard) and Manowar’s “Battle Hymn” (Angela Hill).
A rundown of the remaining tracks follows:
Marc Diakiese: Giggs | “Cool Nuh”
Drakkar Klose: Post Malone | “Congratulations”
Jared Cannonier: Big Pokey feat. Lil Keke | “It’s Like That”
Brad Tavares: Alborosie | “Tears”
Ashley Yoder: Fallout Boy | “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark”
James Krause: Outkast | “Hootie Hoo”
Tom Gallicchio: Gang Starr feat. Big L | “Work”
Ed Herman: The Black Keys | “When the Lights Go Out”
C.B. Dollaway: Cody Jinks | “Loud and Heavy”
Tecia Torres: Charlie XCX | “Dreamer”
Juliana Lima: AC/DC | “TNT”
Teruto Ishihara: Spinna B-Ill | “Lion No Ko (Yashabo Version)”