UFC 282 takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena on December 10th. After a severe shoulder injury to Jiri Prochazka, the UFC ultimately had to adjust and they decided to go with Jan Blachwicz vs Msgomed Ankalaev for the vacant light heavyweight belt. Although the bout does not perhaps attract the eyeballs, fans will tune in regardless to witness the fight as it is an intriguing matchup.
Perhaps the main selling point of the PPV will be its co-main event. UK superstar Paddy Pimblett will face off against Jared Gordon in the penultimate fight of the night. With three straight finishes, Paddy is flying high with confidence. Hence, Gordon will have a big task on his hands to stop Pimblett’s momentum. However, Paddy is not the only Liverpool native on the card.
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Former UFC welterweight title contender Darren Till also returns to the Octagon after spending more than a year on the sidelines. He will fight South African prospect Dricus du Plessis on the main card as well. Other than that, Santiago Ponzinibbio will take on Alex Morono at a catchweight of 180 lbs. Featherweight fighters Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria will fight in the opening bout of the main card.
What songs did Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev use for UFC 282?
Jan Blachowicz walked out to Skyrim: The Song of the Dragonborn for his title fight against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Blachowicz’s choice of song for the walkout surprised many in the arena, who sang along to welcome the Polish fighter.
In his fight against Aleksander Rakic, where he picked up the win after Rakic suffered a leg injury in the third round, Jan walked out with “Anvil of Crom” by Basil Poledouris. However, before that particular bout, Blachowicz used the song called “Ballada O Pancernych” by Edmund Fetting.
Magomed Ankalaev defeated Anthony Smith in a dominant fashion in his last bout. For that bout, Magomed used ‘Dance Legend” by legend Erisioni. The Russian fighter has used the same tune for all of his big bouts against the likes of Thiago Santos and Volkan Oezdemir. So, there are high chances that Magomed will use the same song for his first title fight as well.
What songs did Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon use for the PPV fight?
As UFC fans know by now, Paddy Pimblett has a trademark walkout song. He comes out to a medley of “Lethal Industry” by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and “Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. If his past walkouts during the previous two UFC London cards are any indication, fans are in for a special moment inside the arena.
For his UFC 282 bout against Jared Gordon, Paddy treated the fans with another spectacular walkout as he walked out to the medley of “Lethal Industry” by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and “Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Jared Gordon is coming off a unanimous decision win over Leonardo Santos. For his walkout song, Jared Gordon used “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks. However, Gordon suffered a loss to Grant Dawson via submission in the fight prior to that. For that particular fight, Jared Gordon used “Lux Aeterna” by Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet.
Which songs did Darren Till and Dricus du Plessis for their walkouts at UFC 282?
Darren Till has one of the best walkouts of all time in the UFC. He used to use the song “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond for his walkouts and it made for an insanely great environment inside the arena. However, for his last two bouts, Darren Till decided that he would walk out without any music as there were no fans in attendance. However, during the UFC 282 press conference, Till hinted that he may bring back the song.
However, at UFC 282, he switched it around and made the walk to the Octagon on Tourner Dans Le Vide by Indila, a song made famous by social media influencer and former kickboxer Andrew Tate.
Dricus du Plessis beat Brad Tavare via unanimous decision in his last bout at UFC 276. Dricus walked out to “Live It Up” by Airbourne. The 28-year-old used the same song for his UFC 264 fight against Trevin Giles and won the bout via second-round knockout.
Which songs did Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria use for their walkouts at UFC 282?
For his bout against Andre Fili, UFC featherweight fighter Bryce Mitchell walked out to “Focus” by Dae Wun. Bryce beat Andre Fili via unanimous decision. Before that, at UFC 249, Bryce Mitchell picked “Ruff Ryders Anthem” by DMX. It is his last fight on his current UFC contract. So it will be interesting to see which song he picks for the UFC 282 bout.
Ilia Topuria used “Una Palabra” by Anuel AA for his last fight at UFC London. In the event, Topuria knocked out Jai Herbert. El Matador also knocked out BJJ sensation Ryan Hall at UFC 264. During the 2021 PPV, the 25-year-old chose “Froteamos Porque Podemos” by De La Ghetto as his walkout music.