To say Tyron Woodley’s knockout of Robbie Lawler was impressive would be a gross understatement.
Woodley showed no fear of Lawler’s vaunted power and instead matched him with some of his own, icing the “Ruthless” one in the first round to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight crown in the UFC 201 main event on Saturday at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The music to which “The Chosen One” walked to the Octagon could not have been more fitting.
A two-time NCAA All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Woodley strolled out to Thi’sl’s “King Without a Crown” ahead of the most important fight of his career. Lawler, meanwhile, opted to go with customary Sam and Dave classic “Hold on (I’m Coming)” in his ill-fated title defense.
A few metal tracks stood out during the event, along with some hip-hop classics. American Top Team’s Michael Graves chose White Zombie’s underrated “Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, Cannibal Girls” while Damian Grabowski turned to Sabaton’s “40:1” to find inspiration; and the Notorious B.I.G. was on full display, as opponents Hector Sandoval (“Juicy”) and Wilson Reis (“Notorious Thugs”) battled in the cage and over the public address system.
A rundown of the remaining tracks follows:
UFC 201 Walkout SongsRose Namajunas: Run the Jewels | “Get It”
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Iggy Pop | “The Passenger”
Matt Brown: Jasta | “Immortal”
Jake Ellenberger: Jorge Quintero | “300 Violin Orchestra”
Francisco Rivera: Tupac and Snoop Dogg | “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”
Erik Perez: Los Lobos | “Cancion Del Mariachi”
Ed Herman: Stevie Ray Vaughan | “Life by the Drop”
Jorge Masvidal: Giorgio Moroder | “Tony’s Theme”
Ross Pearson: Kygo feat. Parson James | “Stole the Show”
Fredy Serrano: LA 33 | “Bomba Colombiana de la Orquesta”
Ryan Benoit: Desiigner | “Panda”
Anthony Hamilton: 2Pac | “Only Fear of Death”
Cesar Arzamendia: Dragon Ball Z | “We Gotta Power”
Damien Brown: Five Finger Death Punch | “Bad Company”