UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Oliveira” on Sunday may have started with a whimper, but it certainly went out with a series of bangs -- and taps.
Donald Cerrone faced Alex Oliveira in the main event at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and their encounter wound up being somewhat anticlimactic. Cerrone forced Oliveira to tap to a triangle choke 2:33 into the first round. The result was not all that surprising, but the haste with which it occurred was a different story.
The action inside the Octagon was supplemented by the sounds outside it. Fighters walked to the cage to an assortment of songs, from hip hop and rock to folk. Cerrone’s entrance was trumpeted by his customary choice of Kid Rock’s “Cowboy.” He lived up to his nickname, riding his skills to a ninth victory in 10 appearances.
Meanwhile, Jackson-Wink MMA’s Derek Brunson got loose against Roan Carneiro, as he stopped the Brazilian with first-round ground-and-pound. His entrance track, Puff Daddy and the Family’s “Finna Get Loose,” set the tone for his latest triumph in the cage. The same can be said for Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt, who chose Queen’s “We Will Rock You” before rocking multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Augusto Mendes with fight-ending punches in the first round.
Other standout tracks included AC/DC’s “Stiff Upper Lip” (Shane Campbell), Lucy Spraggan’s “Unsinkable” (Anthony Smith) and Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” (Marion Reneau).
A rundown follows:
UFC Fight Night ‘Cerrone vs. Oliveira’ Walkout Songs
Donald Cerrone: “Cowboy” | Kid Rock
Alex Oliveira: “Balada Tch Tcherere Tch Tch” | Gusttavo Lima
Derek Brunson: “Finna Get Loose” | Puff Daddy and the Family
Roan Carneiro: “Capitulo 4 Versiculo” | Racionais MCs
Cody Garbrandt: “We Will rock You” | Queen
Augusto Mendes: “Minha Alma (A Paz Que Eu Nao Quero)” | O Rappa
Tatsuya Kawajiri: “Water Pow” | B Dash
Dennis Bermudez: “Top Shooter” | DMX feat. Sean Paul
Joe Riggs: “Here I Go Again” | Whitesnake
Chris Camozzi: “Jungle” | X Ambassadors
James Krause: “Fire Squad” | J. Cole
Shane Campbell: “Stiff Upper Lip” | AC/DC
Alex Garcia: “See You Again” | Wiz Khalifa
Sean Strickland: “Oh Death” | Jen Titus
Daniel Sarafian: “Eye of the Tiger” | Survivor
Oluwale Bamgbose: “To Be Like You” | Hillsong United
Anthony Smith: “Unsinkable” | Lucy Spraggan
Leonardo Guimaraes: “QQ Isso Lelek” | The Leleks
Jonavin Webb: “Oh My” | The Partysquad and Boaz
Marion Reneau: “Bitch” | Meredith Brooks
Ashlee Evans-Smith: “Rebel Girl” | Bikini Kill
Lauren Murphy: “Memories” | David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
Kelly Faszholz: “I Won’t Back Down” | Johnny Cash
Anthony Hamilton: “Only Fear of Death” | 2Pac