What Is Jared Gordon’s Walkout Song? (Paddy’s Archenemy!)

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Jared “Flash” Gordon has come into the spotlight for his shock loss to Paddy Pimblett recently, but he’s a fighter with strong grappling skills and an even better taste for music. So what’s his walkout song?

Jared Gordon’s walkout song is Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks. He last used this walkout song for his fight with Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 222. He uses that song most commonly but has also used tracks like Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet and Ænema by Tool in the past.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the Jared Gordon walkout song choices in his career.

UFC Fight Night 222 (Vs. Bobby Green)

For Jared’s fight with Bobby Green, he walked out to Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks — his most used song choice for entering the fighting arena.

Jared competes in one of the most stacked weight classes of the UFC, in Lightweight.

UFC Fight Night 222 (Vs. Bobby Green)

Jared walked out to his usual Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks when he faced Bobby Green.

That song choice didn’t pan out so well in that fight, either, due to the No Contest declared because of an accidental headbutt.

Maybe that was best for Gordon, though, because he was on the receiving end of it and close to losing to a TKO.

UFC 282 (Vs. Paddy Pimblett)

When Jared Gordon entered the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to fight Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282, he walked out to Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks.

This fight caused a boatload of controversy since Jared appeared to be dominating Paddy with greater control time, six and a half minutes worth (of a fifteen-minute fight), and still lost.

Leading up to the fight, Paddy was already in the sour grapes books of many MMA fans because of his altercation with Ariel Helwani.

Paddy hosted Dana White on his podcast, where the two fired harsh characterizations of Ariel Helwani, the famous MMA commentator and pundit.

After that show, Ariel went on a tirade on his podcast, showing receipts for text messages and voice notes between Ariel and Paddy, and Paddy’s manager, as they were expecting Ariel to pay for an interview.

This shocked Ariel as he had never paid for an interview or been asked of it, either.

Moving into his fight with Jared Gordon, there was a foul taste in most people’s mouths already.

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To top it off, Pimblett then won that fight on the judge’s scorecards despite fans and even commentators around the cage expecting the opposite.

It felt oddly crooked to see Paddy Pimblett’s overconfidence about winning the fight before he was even announced as victorious.

Then his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan was just another icing on the cake of sour-tasting cringe value.

One YouTube commentator said it best:

“It’s so weird to watch a guy destroy his career so damn quickly. He went from being the most likable guy, to being this.”

John O’Brien commenting on YouTube video ‘Paddy Pimblett gets OWNED by Dominick Cruz after robbery win’

It was a decent performance from Jared Gordon in that fight, where most of us thought he had won it.

But it feels a bit like the UFC has other plans for him, like making him into a journeyman for upcoming stars like Paddy.

Jared seems content with the situation, claiming that he’s living rent-free in Pimblett’s head for the time being: “His fans are my fans now.”

UFC 278 (Vs. Leonardo Santos)

Jared used his most commonly used track, Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks, when he walked out at UFC 278.

He came into this fight on his first-ever submission loss. But he was going against a seasoned fighter in 42-year-old Leonardo Santos.

Jared did some great work in this fight to overcome Santos’ longer reach, get in the pocket, and throw combinations.

He also showed his mixture of MMA skills by being able to grapple Santos against the fence and even land some ground control time.

It was a clear unanimous decision victory for Jared Gordon, which enabled him to be put in a prime position for a fight against Paddy Pimblett later.

UFC on ESPN 35 (Vs. Grant Dawson)

For his fight against Grant Dawson in 2022, Jared walked out to Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet.

Jared was walking into a fight against a brawler on a winning streak in Grant Dawson. No easy challenge here.

Early on, Jared did a good job of striking against Grant with some great overhands. But that likely activated Grant’s decision to grapple.

Dawson didn’t waste much time than to shoot takedowns on Gordon and successfully had a lot of top control in the first and second rounds.

Late in the third round, Jared was in an advantageous ground-and-pound position. But Grant used his strength to lift Jared up and over onto the mat, opening an opportunity for Grant to mount his back.

And with just over a minute left in the final round, Grant Dawson won the fight with a rear naked choke.

A seriously hard-fought battle between both fighters that was pushed right to the edge. Luckily, Gordon didn’t suffer any broken bones in that fight despite the heavy damage.

UFC Fight Night 193 (Vs. Joe Solecki)

When Gordon faced Joe Solecki at UFC Fight Night 193, he walked out to Ænema by Tool.

Jared’s fight with Joe Solecki was a complete wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu match.

Joe had the back of Jared very early in the first round and even found new body positions to attempt a guillotine (but was unsuccessful).

In the second round, Gordon switched up the momentum and ended up gaining more ground control time in the top position, landing several blows simultaneously.

For the final round, the pace switched up as both fighters looked exhausted but began a strike-off, with both landing several clean blows to the head.

In the end, Jared won the fight by split decision on the scorecards and continued a 3-fight win streak since a loss to Charles Oliveira back in 2019.

Addiction and mental health awareness efforts

I’m personally a new fan of Jared Gordon, not just for the way he has handled his media attention for that Paddy Pimblett loss.

But for overcoming the challenges he has faced in his life, having been addicted to drugs in the past and overdosing last in 2015.

He has now dedicated a part of his life’s mission to helping others suffering from problems with drugs, addiction, and poor mental health.

What a hero!

More UFC walkout song choices

Be sure to check out the full UFC walkout songs list if you’re looking for more UFC fighters’ song choices. There are over 160 collected already!

Or these articles that go into more detail about each fighter’s walkout songs might be precisely what you want:

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