The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Mexico City on Saturday with more mixed martial arts mayhem. Sergio Pettis took on fellow flyweight prospect Brandon Moreno in the UFC Fight Night 114 headliner at Mexico City Arena, and as always, the songs the fighters chose to guide them to the cage added to the richness of the event.
Milwaukee’s Pettis strolled to the Octagon to Luis Fonsi’s wildly popular “Despacito” -- a track that has received more than three billion views on YouTube. El Tri’s “Cuandro Tu No Estas” trumpeted Moreno’s arrival, as one of the most colorful and likeable fighters on the UFC roster looked to make waves at 125 pounds.
Other standout choices included Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” (Alan Jouban), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” (Andre Soukhamthath), The Champs’ “Tequila” (Joseph Morales) and Los Lobos’ “Cancion Del Mariachi” (Roberto Sanchez).
A rundown of the remaining tracks follows:
Randa Markos: Imagine Dragons | “Believer”
Alexa Grasso: MIA | “Paper Planes”
Niko Price: Skylar Grey | “Coming Home”
Martin Bravo: Apache | “Rompiendo El Hielo”
Humberto Bandenay: Luis Chang | “Peruano Luchador”
Sam Alvey: Train | “Hey Soul Sister”
Rashad Evans: Mobb Deep | “Survival of the Fittest”
Alejandro Perez: Movimiento Original | “Originala”
Bradley Scott: The Wurzels | “Blackbird”
Jack Hermansson: Damien & Terje Tylden | “The Joker”
Dustin Ortiz: Johnny Cash | “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
Hector Sandoval: Vicente Fernandez | “Los Mandados”
Enrique Briones: Deorro feat. Elvis Crespo | “Bailar”
Rani Yahya: David and Steve Gordon | “Prayer for the Four Directions”
Jose Alberto Quinonez: Lil Supa | “Luz”
Diego Rivas: Portavoz feat. Staylok | “El Otro Chile”
Jordan Rinaldi: Sidewalk Prophets | “To Live is Christ”
Alvaro Herrera: Awolnation | “Sail”