As far as entrance songs go, they don’t come much better than Irish fighter Aisling Daly’s choice of tune in front of her hometown crowd at UFC Dublin this day three years ago.
The former mixed martial artist walked out to the iconic ‘Zombie’ sang by Irish band The Cranberries and Daly had the whole crowd singing along with her as she made her way to the octagon to fight Ericka Almeida.
"What's in your HEEEEEAD?"
"ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE!"
On this day in 2015, @aisydaly had the entire arena in Dublin sing along as she made the walk to the octagon 🎶
Goosebumps 🙏 pic.twitter.com/VC3HnmtlSV
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 24, 2018
In Daly’s third and final fight in the UFC, she dominated her opponent Almeida to claim a unanimous decision victory in front of the raucous hometown crowd on the undercard of the event which was headlined by Louis Smolka vs Paddy Holohan.
The card was supposed to feature Joseph Duffy against lightweight contender Dustin Poirier but the Irish fighter was forced to pull out after suffering a concussion just days prior to the event.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was also forced to pull out of a proposed fight on the card, that also contained the likes of Norman Parke and an up and comer in the welterweight division by the name of Darren Till.
In January 2017, Aisling Daly was sadly forced to retire from the sport of MMA due to an abnormality in a routine brain scan, but she will always have this iconic moment in front of her hometown crowd at UFC Dublin to look back on.