The songs fighters chose to trumpet their arrival at UFC Fight Night “Hendricks vs. Thompson” on Saturday in Las Vegas were again part of the story. No tune was as electrifying as Stephen Thompson’s first-round destruction of former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks, but some of the tracks were attention-getters.
Thompson strolled to the cage for the most significant fight of his career to the comedic anthem that parallels his nickname, as “Wonderboy” went with Tenacious D’s “Wonderboy.” While many people inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena were chuckling at the humorous ditty Jack Black & Co. created, no one was laughing at how easily Thompson dismantled Hendricks.
Hendricks might need a few flasks of Crown Royal to help ease the pain from a headache brought on by losing in highlight-reel fashion. Perhaps it was fitting then that the “Bigg Rigg” opted to go with Bleu Edmondson’s “$50 and a Flask of Crown.”
Roy Nelson’s heavyweight co-main event against Jared Rosholt was far from entertaining, but he walked out to his favored entrance song: Weird Al Yankovic’s “Fat.” His forgettable three-round clash with Rosholt could have used some of the humor for which Yankovic became known back in the day.
Other standout tracks included Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” (Joseph Benavidez), Tupac’s “All Eyes on Me” (K.J. Noons) and Sabaton’s “40:1” (Damian Grabowski).
UFC Fight Night ‘Hendricks vs. Thompson’ Walkout SongsJohny Hendricks: “$50 and a Flask of Crown” | Bleu Edmondson
Stephen Thompson: “Wonderboy” | Tenacious D
Roy Nelson: “Fat” | Weird Al Yankovic
Jared Rosholt: “Lunatic Fringe” | Red Rider
Ovince St. Preux: “The Devil is a Lie” | Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z
Rafael Cavalcante: “Me, Myself & I” | G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha
Joseph Benavidez: “Stranglehold” | Ted Nugent
Zach Makovsky: “I Wish” | Skee-Lo
Misha Cirkunov: “Eye of the Tiger” | Survivor
Alex Nicholson: “Many Men” | 50 Cent
Mike Pyle: “Going Down to the River” | Doug Seegers
Sean Spencer: “Cleveland is the Reason” | Kid Cudi
Joshua Burkman: “They Just Don’t Know” | Gyft
K.J. Noons: “All Eyes on Me” | Tupac
Derrick Lewis: “Umm Hmm” | ABN
Damian Grabowski: “40:1” | Sabaton
Ray Borg: “Shout at the Devil” | Motley Crue
Justin Scoggins: “I Know There’s Going to Be (Good Times)” | Jamie XX
Noad Lahat: “Jerusalem” | Matisyahu
Diego Rivas: “El Orto Chile” | Portavoz feat. Staylock
Mickey Gall: “Feel Right” | Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal
Mike Jackson: “Bad” | Michael Jackson
Alex White: “One Step Closer” | Linkin Park
Artem Lobov: “Starin’ Through My Rear View” | Tupac