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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the Windy City on Saturday with a double-dose of championship bouts. The United Center was the site of UFC 238 and it was anchored by Henry Cejudo taking on Marlon Moraes for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title. Valentina Shevchenko put her flyweight strap on the line against Jessica Eye in the co-feature and the four combatants chose vastly different walkout music.
Cejudo tried winning a title in a second weight class and the tunes of “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco was his choice of music while Brazil’s Moraes opted to go with Andrezinho Shock’s “A Vida E Tipo Roda Gigante.” Shevchenko put her title on the line for the first time and went with her usual Traditional Eastern European Folk Dance music while “Evil” Eye chose the wildly popular (30 years ago) “Here I Go Again ‘87” from Whitesnake.
Other standout tracks of the night were Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” (Calvin Kattar); Naughty By Nature’s “Uptown Anthem” (Bevon Lewis); Michael Sembello’s iconic “Maniac (Flash Dance Soundtrack)” (Joanne Calderwood) and Angela Hill stole the night by using Misfits’ “Skulls” again.
UFC 238 Walkout Tracks:Henry Cejudo: Lupe Fiasco | “The Show Goes On”
Marlon Moraes: Andrezinho Shock | “A Vida E Tipo Roda Gigante”
Valentina Shevchenko: Lezginka | “Traditional Eastern European Folk Dance”
Jessica Eye: Whitesnake | “Here I Go Again ‘87”
Tony Ferguson: Freestyle | “The Party Has Just Begun”
Donald Cerrone: Kid Rock | “Cowboy”
Jimmie Rivera: Don Omar | “Conteo”
Petr Yan: Ноггано | “Corbel Trunk”
Tai Tuivasa: Bryan Adams | “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You”
Blagoy Ivanov: Kapitan Petko Voivoda | “Yaku”
Tatiana Suarez: Yeah Yeah Yeahs | “Heads Will Roll”
Nina Ansaroff: Shakira | “Try Everything”
Aljamain Sterling: Joyner Lucas | “I Love”
Pedro Munhoz: Tupac | “Ambitionz Az a Ridah”
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Iggy Pop | “The Passenger”
Alexa Grasso: M.I.A. | Paper Plane”
Ricardo Lamas: Orishas | “Cuba Isla Bella”
Calvin Kattar: Tom Petty | “Won’t Back Down”
Xiaonan Yan: James Wong | “A Man Should Help Himself”
Angela Hill: Misfits | “Skulls”
Bevon Lewis: Naughty By Nature | “Uptown Anthem”
Darren Stewart: Skepta | “Autopsy”
Eddie Wineland: Johnny Cash | “Big Iron”
Grigory Popov: Olga Podludnaya | “Legend About Ancient Fights”
Katlyn Chookagian: DMX | “Where the Hood At”
Joanne Calderwood: Michael Sembello | “Maniac (Flash Dance Soundtrack)”