Still reeling from one of the best UFC events so far this year, here’s a recap of the walkout tunes that pumped up the main card’s competitors at UFC 116. As usual, the music of choice varied among competitors, including everything from heavy metal, to hip-hop and even a bit of classical, as witnessed during Yoshihiro Akiyama’s epic entrance to the Octagon.
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned walkout, mixing great music with the latest walkout gear to truly set the tone for a pending barnburner inside the cage. With that in mind, it’s time to recap some of the entrance theme songs heard at UFC 116.
If you really want to re-live the entire experience, also check out our feature on all the UFC 116 Walkout Shirts, including the tees worn by Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Chris Leben, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and the rest of the fighters on the main card.
The following is a complete list of fighter walkout songs from the UFC 116 main card:
Brock Lesnar: “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
Shane Carwin: “Bodies” by Drowning Pool
Yoshihiro Akiyama: “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
Chris Leben: “Love Rollercoaster” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chris Lytle: “Lights Out” by P.O.D.
Matt Brown: “I’d Love to Knock the Hell out of You” by Hank Williams Jr.
Stephan Bonnar: “Eminence Front” by The Who
Krzysztof Soszynski: “My People” by The Presets
George Sotiropoulos: “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath
Kurt Pellegrino: “Not Afraid” by Eminem