6 Best MMA Entrance Songs | Easily Explained
There are many memorable walkouts in MMA that have erupted arenas.
In this page, we'll cover the best MMA entrance songs, along with the stakes going into the fight, and what made the walkout so great.
1. Foggy Dew - Conor McGregor
This iconic song has made waves around the world as Conor McGregor blazed his way to superstardom.
He began using this song in 2014 prior to his fight against Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night in Dublin.
This song has a special meaning to McGregor, as it documents a distressed period in Irish history, and encourages Irishmen to fight for the cause of Ireland.
After over a year away from the octagon, McGregor made his long awaited return vs Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone. Fans wanted to know if focused McGregor was back.
McGregor would go on to defeat Cowboy Cerrone via TKO in the first round.
2. Sweet Caroline - Darren Till
Darren Till was on a tear through the UFC at that point, amassing an undefeated record of 16-0-1.
He was then able to headline a main event in his hometown of Liverpool vs one of the best strikers in history, in Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson.
This is easily one of the most memorable walk outs in history, as the fans sounded like they were about to blow the roof off of the stadium.
Seemingly the entire crowd began singing along, louder and louder, as Till made his walk to the arena.
Till would go on to defeat Thompson via decision.
3. California Love - Urijah Faber
The renowned 'California kid' would come back from retirement after 2.5 years, to face a very tough contender who sported a 15-1 record, in Ricky Simon. The winner was expected to be the #1 contender of the division.
To add to these high stakes, Faber was also fighting in his home-state of California, and in his adopted hometown of Sacramento, where he he owns his famous 'Team Alpha Male' gym.
What other way to get your hometown on their feet, than to play California Love.
Faber would go on to defeat Ricky Simon via TKO in the first round.
4. Zombie - Chan Sung Jung
The 'Korean Zombie' is known for being in the most exciting fights in MMA. No matter who he is fighting, he's going to put on a performance, win or lose.
That's actually where his nickname came from his teammates, as he was known to move forward no matter what was thrown at him. Nothing scarier than throwing everything but the kitchen sink at a guy, and he doesn't stop coming for you.
So I guess he figured, what better way to come out then a song that says 'Zombie' over and over again, and we're definitely not complaining.
Zombie would go on to submit Dustin Poirier in the 4th round.
5. Sandstorm - Wanderlei Silva
One of the true 'Original Gangsters' of Mixed Martial arts, Silva was known for being ruthless, bringing guaranteed violence, and dishing out violence.
In fact, his nickname was the 'Axe Murderer', yeah let that sink in for a minute. So naturally, when fans heard sandstorm at a fighting event, they knew violence was on the way.
Silva would end up fighting Brian Stann, a former marine and another competitor known for exciting fights.
They would go on to deliver what many called the fight of the year, as they dropped each other several times, until Silva got the final nod and won via knockout.
6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Tai Tuivasa
Tai Tuivasa is one of the most beloved heavyweights to have ever stopped in the UFC octagon.
His fighting style that always looks for the knockout, along with his eccentric personality has made him an immediate fan favorite.
Tuivasa would take this to another level when he began choosing unique walkout songs prior to his fight.
While most fighters choose serious songs or songs to get them extremely focused (moments before the fight), Taivasa would come out to more laid back songs such as:
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun
- Spice Girls
- Barbie Girl
Although that entire list is full of hilarious selections, perhaps none are more impressive than coming out to 'Barbie Girl' and proceeding to knock out the knock out king himself, Derrick Lewis.