The pivotal light heavyweight showdown between Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira took the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s headlining slot at UFC Fight Night 109 on Sunday in Stockholm, where a solid top-to-bottom card once again lent itself to an eclectic mix of walkout tunes.
Gustafsson chose Vince Dicola’s “Training Montage” and electrified his hometown fans with a memorable entrance at the Ericsson Globe, while Teixeira countered with Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O Mine” ahead of their five-round clash. Meanwhile, Volkan Oezdemir opted to go with Michael Jackson’s iconic “Beat It” before he squared off with Misha Cirkunov in the co-headliner. A surging contender at 205 pounds, Cirkunov called on Smyslovye Galljutsinatsii’s “Vechno Molodoi” in advance of his bid for a ninth straight victory.
Other standout tracks included Nirvana’s “Lake of Fire” (Trevor Smith), Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys” (Peter Sobotta), Mavado’s “I’m on the Rock” (Abdul Razak Alhassan), Iam’s “Bad Boys de Marseille” (Nordine Taleb), Damien’s “The Joker” (Jack Hermansson), Duran Duran’s “The Wild Boys” (Damian Stasiak), Future’s “Last Breath” (Joaquim Silva), Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” (Bojan Velickovic), Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” (Darren Till) and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Marcin Held).
A rundown of the remaining tracks:
Ben Saunders: Ludacris | “Grew Up a Screw Up”
Omari Akhmedov: Ash | “Mosaique”
Oliver Enkamp: The XX | “Intro (Long Version)”
Alex Nicholson: Lil Boosie | “Better Believe It”
Pedro Munhoz: House of Pain | “Jump Around”
Chris Camozzi: Zayde Wolf | “Born Ready”
Reza Madadi: Soroush | “Lila”
Nicholas Musoke: The Latin Kings | “Botkyka Stylee”
Jessin Ayari: Jah Cure | “Journey”
Damir Hadzovic: Darude | “Sandstorm”