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UFC 129 St-Pierre vs. Shields Theme Songs: Reviewing the Fighters' Entrance Song

Nick CaronAnalyst IMay 4, 2011

UFC 129 St-Pierre vs. Shields Theme Songs: Reviewing the Fighters' Entrance Song

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    The results are in from the wildly successful UFC 129 event in Toronto.

    No, I’m not talking about the fight card results. Those have been out for days. I’m talking about the results of which entrance song each fighter decided to use!

    If you’re anything like me, the theme song that fighters use are an interesting glimpse at their character and are an awesome way to pump up the fans right before a big fight.

    So if you’re interested in the entrance theme songs which each fighter used, look no further as they’re all here!

Pablo Garza

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Kids" by MGMT

    An interesting choice for an entrance theme song, but "Kids" is oddly fitting for "the Scarecrow."

    Garza took a beating early in the form of vicious leg kicks from Yves Jabouin which even knocked him to the ground. 

    When he saw an opportunity, though, Garza earned himself submission of the night with an unbelievable flying triangle which forced his opponent to tap late in the first round.

    "Control yourself
    Take only what you need from it
    A family of trees wantin'
    To be haunted."

    (Note: I was not able to find the music Yves Jabouin used for this event. If anyone knows what it was, please comment and I will add it to the slideshow! Thanks!)

Kyle Watson

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "The Bleeding" by Five Finger Death Punch

    If we're being honest, this has to be one of the worst theme music choices for a fight. 

    It's not that I have anything against Five Finger Death Punch, but the lyrics of this song make it seem like it's about a man losing his significant other.

    Unless Watson is using a recent breakup as a way to pump him up for the fight, this song just isn't very fitting. 

    "Well I'm so empty
    I'm better off without you
    and you're better off without me
    Well you're so unclean
    I'm better off without you
    and you're better off without me!"

John Makdessi

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Adagio For Strings" By Tiësto

    The trend of using club music for entrance music continued at UFC 129 when John Makdessi walked to the cage to this crazy cover of a Samuel Barber's original. 

    It's not for me, but hey, it obviously worked for Makdessi, who clobbered Kyle Watson with a spinning backfist knockout punch in the third round of their fight. 

    If it wasn't for Machida's ridiculous kick later in the night, Watson would've very likely walked away with the Knockout of the Night bonus.

    "Make some noise!"

Ryan Jensen

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Stupify" by Disturbed

    The song is a little old and played out, but "Stupify" is still pretty bad ass. However, there are better songs by the band that might be a little less predictable. 

    "But I don't get it
    Don't you think maybe we could put it on credit?
    Don't you think it can take control when I don't let it?
    I get stupified"

Jason MacDonald

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Turn the Page" by Metallica

    Another great band, but not a particularly great song choice by Jason MacDonald. "Turn the Page" is a cover of the original by Bob Segar which has a much heavier sound to it in the Metallica version. 

    Though the theme song wasn't very exciting, MacDonald did impress the fans with a slick triangle that submitted Ryan Jensen at UFC 129.

    "Here I am
    On the road again
    There I am
    Up on the stage
    Here I go
    Playin' star again
    There I go
    Turn the page"

Charlie Valencia

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Low Rider" by War

    I literally laughed out loud when I heard this music hit.

    It's definitely not a traditional style of UFC theme song, but "Low Rider" is a good break from the normal rap or rock music that practically everyone uses. 

    "Low rider don't use no gas now
    The low rider don't drive too fast"

Daniel Roberts

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Death Rides a Horse" by Ennio Morricone

    Not exactly the kind of music that one would expect when they look at Daniel Roberts and the way he normally dresses and acts, but this is a great throwback to old Westerns. 

    "He'll be comin' up the mountains
    He'll be comin' down the mountains
    He'll be drivin' all his hatred
    He'll be milkin' all his hatred"

Claude Patrick

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "All Of The Lights" by Kanye West w/ Rihanna, Kid Cudi

    Expect to see this one more often in MMA, as practically every popular Kanye West song has been used by numerous fighters since he broke onto the scene. This is particularly true given that it also includes Rihanna and Kid Cudi.

    That's not to say this isn't a good song, but let's be honest—it's not exactly unique. 

    "Turn up the lights in here baby
    Extra bright, I want y'all to see this
    Turn up the lights in here, baby
    You know what I need
    Want you to see everything
    Want you to see all of the lights"

Nate Diaz

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Last Ones Left" by Tupac

    Like his brother Nick, Nate Diaz always represents "the 209" when he fights. So it should come as no surprise that he'd use music written by a fellow Californian, in Tupac Shakur.

    Unfortunately, Diaz couldn't summon the strength of his older brother and was tossed around the cage like a small child by Rory MacDonald. 

    "Westside in this motherf***er
    Westside in this motherf***er right here
    Westside in this motherf***er
    Westside in this motherf***er right here"

Rory MacDonald

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "One More Road to Cross" by DMX

    Rory MacDonald shocked many fans by completely manhandling and destroying the favored Nate Diaz in their fight at UFC 129. 

    MacDonald continues to shoot up the rankings and had to have earned himself plenty of new fans in the process.

    "One more road to cross 
    One more risk to take 
    Gotta live my life 
    like there's one more move to make"

Mark Bocek

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "It's My Time" by Fabolous ft. Jeremih

    This isn't the first time that "It's My Time" has been used as an entrance song by an MMA fighter and it certainly won't be the last. Still, it's a cool song that definitely fits as a theme for a fighter...

    If he wins, that is. Bocek lost a unanimous 30-27 decision to Ben Henderson and has now dropped two of his last three UFC contests. 

    "Go hard, today
    Can’t worry ´bout the past coz that was yes-sterday
    Ima' put it on the line, cuz it’s my time"

Ben Henderson

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi

    While his opponent came out to "It's my Time," former WEC Lightweight Champion, Ben Henderson, answered with "It's My Life" as his entrance music.

    Whether you love Bon Jovi or hate theme, this song is almost so ridiculous that it could make anyone a fan.

    Henderson also got the best of his opponent in the fight by winning an important unanimous decision after he was the victim of Anthony Pettis' "Showtime Kick" in his last fight.

    "It's my life 
    It's now or never 
    I ain't gonna live forever 
    I just want to live while I'm alive 
    (It's my life) 
    My heart is like an open highway 
    Like Frankie said 
    I did it my way 
    I just wanna live while I'm alive 
    It's my life"

Jason Brilz

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Bro Hymn" by Pennywise

    Another kind of weird entrance song and this one actually lasted longer than the fight itself, as Jason Brilz was unceremoniously knocked out by Vladimir Matyushenko in just 20 seconds. 

    "Whoa oh oh oh oooooooooooooooooooooh

    To all my friends, present past and beyond
    To all those who weren't with us too long
    Life is the most precious thing you can lose
    While you were here the fun was never ending
    Laugh a minute was only the beginning
    Canton, Colvin, Nichols, this one's for you"

Vladimir Matyushenko

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Deaf Forever" by Motörhead

    "The Janitor" doesn't look like a guy who would enjoy Motörhead, but he may have been a headbanger in another life where he had hair. 

    Matyushenko smashed Jason Brilz early with two punches and earned himself a big victory after a humbling loss to Jon Jones in his last UFC contest.

    "Sword and shield, bone and steel, rictus grin
    Deaf forever to the battles din"

Randy Couture

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider

    Though this song is normally used by Dan Henderson, it seemed appropriate as an epic send-off to one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts.

    Though Couture lost the fight by knockout, the respect he was given by fans before, during and after the fight is something that few fighters will ever receive.

    Somewhere, Hendo was smiling, listening to his theme music as Couture walked to the cage for the final time.

    "Lunatic fringe
    I know you're out there
    You're in hiding
    And you hold your meetings
    We can hear you coming
    We know what you're after
    We're wise to you this time
    We won't let you kill the laughter"

Lyoto Machida

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Bleed it Out" by Linkin Park

    Even though he's Brazilian, Lyoto Machida apparently loves American rap-rock. An interesting musical taste, to say the least.

    At least the song is intense and fitting to MMA in some way, though, unlike most others by Linkin Park.

    Machida's entrance won't be what fans remember, though, as he was a part of the final fight of the legendary career of Randy Couture... And he knocked him out with a crane kick, like the Karate Kid.

    I bleed it out digging deeper
    Just to throw it away
    I bleed it out digging deeper
    Just to throw it away

Mark Hominick

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Coming Home" by Diddy Dirty Money w/ Skylar Grey

    This is definitely not the type of song that would be thought of as a great entrance theme, but the UFC did an excellent job of making it feel epic as the Canadian flag waved over the jumbo tron above the cage. 

    The fans erupted in cheers for their hometown hero who fought a memorable battle with Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

    "I’m coming home
    I’m coming home
    Tell the World I’m coming home
    Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
    I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
    I’m coming home, I’m coming home
    Tell the World that I’m coming"

Jose Aldo

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Run This Town" by Jay-Z w/ Rihanna and Kanye West

    Another song that has been used by numerous fighters, "Run This Town" was actually somewhat appropriate for Jose Aldo on this particular night. 

    While his opponent, Mark Hominick, had the support of the city; it was Jose Aldo who had intentions of running Toronto on this particular night.

    Aldo dominated the early portion of the fight, but barely ended up hanging on in the end to remain UFC Featherweight Champion.

    "Feel it comin' in the air
    Hear the screams from everywhere
    I'm addicted to the thrill
    It's a dangerous love affair
    Can't be scared when it goes down
    Got a problem, tell me now
    Only thing that's on my mind
    Is who's gonna run this town tonight...
    Is who's gonna run this town tonight...
    We gonna run this town"

Jake Shields

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Renegades of Funk" by Rage Against the Machine

    There are a few bands that can get just about everyone pumped up, and Rage Against the Machine is certainly one of those bands.

    Jake Shields was the biggest villain of the night when he stepped in to fight the UFC's only Canadian champion, Georges St-Pierre, in Toronto. Though he was defeated in the contest, Shields looked about as good in the fight as anyone who has fought St-Pierre in the past few years.

    "No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now
    No matter how hard you try, you can't stop us now

    We're the renegades of this atomic age
    This atomic age of renegades
    Renegades of this atomic age
    This atomic age of renegades"

Georges St-Pierre

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    Entrance Theme Song:

    "Strength" by Stylez Major

    It has become almost as common to see Georges St-Pierre walk to the cage using some weird song that almost no one has ever heard before as it has to see him dominate his opponents.

    Last Saturday night, we got to see both as he took care of business against Jake Shields by representing Canada and defending his UFC Welterweight Championship.

    Many believe this was the last time we will see GSP fight at 170 pounds as he is expected to make the move up to fight Anderson Silva, likely at 185 pounds.

    "Respect my hustle
    Respect my struggle
    I'm strong
    All the muscles"

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