The talk of much of the sports world on Saturday night was the events of UFC 282. The UFC show featured a controversial decision in one of the matches and a lively main event between two light heavyweights. However, before that main event, MMA and video games fans noticed one bit of music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that played just before the night’s final bout. And if that’s the case, it might have teleported you into Tamriel for just a few minutes.
The main event of UFC 282 featured a Light Heavyweight match between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalev. The bout was to decide the recipient of the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight championship. Before the fight, Blachowicz made an interesting choice for his walkout music — the iconic Dovahkiin theme from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
UFC fighters are known to make some interesting choices for walkout music. Many fighters use rap or rock songs, but there have been ones that have crossed over to different parts of the pop culture spectrum. For example, Colby Covington has used WWE wrestler Kurt Angle’s theme as his walkout over the past few years. Blachowicz’s choice to use the Skyrim theme might have gone over the heads of some, but one has to admit that the chants can leave chills running through the body.
Unfortunately for Blachowicz, the music didn’t knock his opponent off his game. The fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalev went the distance in the main event, and the bout ended in a draw. Thus, the title remains vacant.