Tony Ferguson strolled to the Octagon against former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos to the Freestyle anthem “The Party Has Just Begun” on Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. After taking a five-round decision from the Brazilian in the UFC Fight Night 98 headliner, Ferguson may be partying for days.
The event offered intrigue up and down the card, as did the musical tastes of those involved. “The Ultimate Fighter 1” winner Diego Sanchez turned to Tiesto’s “Adagio for Strings” for inspiration ahead of his clash with Bellator MMA veteran Marcin Held; and the song choice appeared to pay dividends, as Sanchez sprang the upset and pocketed a unanimous decision against the Polish grappler.
Other standout tracks included Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” (Beneil Dariush), Train’s “Soul Sister” (Sam Alvey), M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” (Alexa Grasso), Kodak Black’s “Ambition” (Claudio Puelles) and Tupac’s “California Love” (Chris Avila).
A rundown of the remaining tracks follows:
UFC Fight Night 98 Walkout SongsRafael dos Anjos: MC Sapao | “O Grito De Um Guerreiro”
Marcin Held: Eastwest Rockers | “Oczy Wpatrzone W Cel”
Charles Oliveira: Fernandinho | “O Hino”
Ricardo Lamas: Orishas | “Cuba Isla Bella”
Martin Bravo: Los Tigres Del Norte | “Jefe de Jefes”
Rashid Magomedov: “Highlander Theme”
Heather Clark: Survivor | “Eye of the Tiger”
Felipe Arantes: Enrique Iglesias feat. Luan Santana | “Bailando”
Erik Perez: El Gran Silencio | “Con Sangre Del Norte”
Marco Beltran: Tropa Vallenata | “Los Caminos de la Vida”
Max Griffin: Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa | “Sucker for Pain”
Erick Montano: Descontrol | “Descontrol”
Enrique Briones: Deorro feat. Elvis Crespo | “Bailar”
Douglas Silva de Andrade: Jamily | “Conquistando O Impossavel”
Alex Nicholson: Nas and Puffy | “Hate Me Now”
Marco Polo Reyes: Banda Kora | “El Corrido De Nayarit”
Jason Novelli: DJ Snake feat. Lil John | “Turn Down for What”
Enrique Barzola: Zambo Cavero | “Contigo Peru”