UFC Fight Night 145 on Saturday saw the Ultimate Fighting Championship take over Prague, and the assortment of music was as eclectic as Liberace’s wardrobe. The fighters all hailed from different parts of the globe, and the choices in walkout tunes ranged from rock and hip-hop to rap, metal and everything in between.
The headliner saw Jan Blachowicz lock horns with fellow light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos in a pivotal matchup at 205 pounds. Poland’s Blachowicz opted to walk to the Octagon to Ivan Mladek’s “Jozin Z Bazin” -- a song that has not exactly garnered a ton of airtime in America. The same can largely be said for Santos’ choice, as the Brazilian walked out to MC Isaac Saradinho’s “Marretta Da CCD Para O Mundo” once again.
Other standout tracks of the night included Billy Joel’s “The Downeaster Alexa” (Gian Villante), Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wrong Side of Heaven” (Lucie Pudilova), hip-hop icon DMX’s “The Rain” (Petr Yan), Djigitovka’s “Lezingka” (Magomed Ankalaev) and Queen’s “Gimme the Prize” (Stefan Struve).
A rundown of the remaining tracks follows:
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: Pregador Luo | “Derrubando Muralhas”
Michal Oleksiejczuk: Krzesimir Debski | “Husaria Ginie”
Liz Carmouche: Benny Benassi | “Satisfaction”
John Dodson: Kids Next Door | “Children of the Night”
Klidson Farias de Abreu: Uncredited | “G.R.E.S. Unidos Do Alvorada (Manau -- Amazonas Brazil)”
Dwight Grant: Puff Daddy | “Victory”
Carlo Pedersoli Jr.: Franco Micalizzi | “Trinity Titolii”
Daniel Teymur: Kaliffa | “Spontanitet”
Chris Fishgold: Wide Awake feat. Jacob Banks | “Love Me”
Veronica Macedo: Marpo feat. Rhytmus | “Podle Sebe”
Gillian Robertson: Tyron Woodley & Wiz Khalifa | “I’ll beat Yo Ass”
Damir Hadzovic: Stan Bush | “Fight to Survive”
Marco Polo Reyes: Seigi Shikkou | “Theme of One Punch Man”
Michel Prazeres: Racionais MCs | “Negro Drama (Ao Vivo)”
Ismail Naurdiev: Ludwig Goransson | “Runnin”
Rustam Khabilov: Viktor Tsoi | “Blood Group”
Carlos Diego Ferreira: Eurythmics | “Sweet Dreams”
Damir Ismagulov: The Almighty Rahim | “I Am Kazakh”
Joel Alvarez: Los Lobos & Antonio Banderas | “Cancion Del Mariachi”