Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 293 with John Denver, Lil Durk and fighters testing the Eminem curse

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is a key talent, as well.

See what the fighters from UFC 293 went with as their backing tracks in Sydney.

Kiefer Crosbie vs. Kevin Jousset

Kevin Jousset def. Kiefer Crosbie via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:49

Kevin Jousset: “I’m Not Afraid” by Eminem


Kiefer Crosbie: “The Rocky Road to Dublin” by The Dubliners


Gabriel Miranda vs. Shane Young

Gabriel Miranda def. Shane Young via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 0:59

Gabriel Miranda: “O Som Que Desperta” by Fred Arrais

Shane Young: “Til I Collapse” by Eminem

Blood Diamond vs. Charlie Radtke

Charlie Radtke def. Blood Diamond via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Charlie Radtke: “Firestarter” by The Prodigy

Blood Diamond: “One Blood” by The Game


Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones

Nasrat Haqparast def. Landon Quinones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nasrat Haqparast: “My Mother How Much I Love Her”

Landon Quinones: “Twinz (Deep Cover 98)” by Big Pun

John Makdessi vs. Jamie Mullarkey

Jamie Mullarkey def. John Makdessi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jamie Mullarkey: “My Brother’s Keeper” by Kid Mac

John Makdessi: “Victory 2004” by Diddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks

Jack Jenkins vs. Jose Mariscal

Chepe Mariscal def. Jack Jenkins via verbal submission (arm injury) – Round 2, 3:19

Jose Mariscal: “Miss Murder” by AFI

Jack Jenkins: “8 Mile” Eminem final rap battle

Da Woon Jung vs. Carlos Ulberg

Carlos Ulberg def. Da Woon Jung via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:49

Carlos Ulberg: “Conquer” by SWIDT

Da Woon Jung: Digimon Adventure Butter-Fly Perfect Final Version

Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj

Tyson Pedro def. Anton Turkalj via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:12

Tyson Pedro: “All My Life” by Lil Durk

Anton Turkalj: “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake

Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa

Justin Tafa def. Austen Lane via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:22

Justin Tafa: “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

Austen Lane: “Because I’m Me” by The Avalanches

Manel Kape vs. Felipe Dos Santos

Manel Kape def. Felipe dos Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Manel Kape: “Minha Terra” by Supa Squad

Felipe Dos Santos: “Priordade” by Midian Lima

Alexander Volkov vs. Tai Tuivasa

Alexander Volkov def. Tai Tuivasa via submission (Ezekiel choke) – Round 2, 4:37

Alexander Volkov: “Mama Mi Vse Tiagelo Bolni” by 25/17

Tai Tuivasa: “Scar” by Missy Higgins

Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland def. Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

Sean Strickland: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” by Megaraptor – Metal Version

Israel Adesanya: “Bring It On Down (Battlezone) Remix” by Flii Stylz & Tenashus

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