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Ranked: Which Irish Fighter Had The Best Entrance Music At UFC Fight Night Dublin?

Ranked: Which Irish Fighter Had The Best Entrance Music At UFC Fight Night Dublin?
By Mikey Traynor

Yes it's ridiculous, but entrance music plays a big part in the spectacle and when you see #1 on this list you'll know what we mean.

The 3 Arena was packed for an event that many were calling the "worst in UFC history" after the forced removal of both main and co-main events featuring two highly anticipated fights in Joseph Duffy vs Dustin Porier and Stipe Miocic vs Ben Rothwell, but a fantastic night was had regardless and the crowd were in the mood for a singsong.

From the five Irish fighters on the card, here's how we ranked their entrances.

5 - Neil Seery - Coldplay: 'Charlie Brown'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeFK2L0HAhs

Neil Seery's fight was easily the most satisfying to watch for the Irish fans, as '2 Tap' hunted his opponent and showed off some of his slick striking before securing the finish, however, the Dublin crowd were in the mood to get hyped for his entrance, and nobody was going to sing along with Coldplay.

When 'Zombie Nation' played while Seery was waiting for his hand to be raised after the win, the crowd went nuts and sang along, and Neil enjoyed it too. A case of what might have been.

4 - Norman Parke - The Game ft. Common & Kanye West: 'Jesus Piece'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZER9o_pB6eY

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Parke went for the personal choice rather than pander to the crowd, and that's totally fair enough, but the censoring of every other word in the opening verse kind of spoiled this one. It's not even the biggest beat on The Game's 'Jesus Piece' album, but that's another discussion altogether. Just saying.. 'Ali Bomaye' gets the blood flowing.

3 - Paddy Holohan - The Script: Paint The Town Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEpEIUUiEXI

He meant well, and clearly the song means a lot to him, but when the crowd were at their most fervent, The Script was not the right call to get the 3 Arena hopping. Still went down reasonably well, but could have been spectacular.

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2 - Cathal Pendred - Jack's Army: Put 'Em Under Pressure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o56pSpTuxrc

This was pandering to the crowd, but in the best way possible. The crowd were bouncing for Pendred's entrance, and Olé Olé Olé ensure a great atmosphere that was swiftly torn down by the crisp striking of Tom Breese.

1 - Aisling Daly - The Cranberries: Zombie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonK0fGDLuc

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Wow. Aisling Daly take a bow.

This was an absolute home-run from the first lady of Irish MMA. You could see how much the track meant to Daly as she sang along to it on her walk down, and when the crowd joined in it made for an unforgettable moment.

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