Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 288 with a double shot of that Jay-Z and Alicia Keys classic

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 288 went with as their backing tracks in Newark, N.J.

Joseph Holmes vs. Claudio Ribeiro

Claudio Ribeiro def. Joseph Holmes via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:21

Claudio Ribeiro: “Audio Que Te Entrega” by Leo Santana, MC Don Juan and Mari Fernandez

Joseph Holmes: “I’m the Man” by 50 Cent

Ikram Aliskerov vs. Phil Hawes

Ikram Aliskerov def. Phil Hawes via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:10

Ikram Aliskerov: N/A

Phil Hawes: “Electrifying the Rock” by Jim Johnston

Parker Porter vs. Braxton Smith

Parker Porter def. Braxton Smith via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:10

Parker Porter: “The Message” by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five

Braxton Smith: “Power” by Kanye West

Virna Jandiroba vs. Marina Rodriguez

Virna Jandiroba def. Marina Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Virna Jandiroba: “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys

Marina Rodriguez: “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys

Rolando Bedoya vs. Khaos Williams

Khaos Williams def. Rolando Bedoya via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Khaos Williams: “Dreams and Nightmares” by Meek Mill

Rolando Bedoya: “Nocaute” by MC Lucas DM and MC Robs

Devin Clark vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Devin Clark via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:28

Kennedy Nzechukwu: “This Year (Blessing)” by Victor Thompson and Ehis D Greatest

Devin Clark: “Die Tonight” by Adam Calhoun and Ryan Upchurch

Drew Dober vs. Matt Frevola

Matt Frevola def. Drew Dober TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:08

Matt Frevola: “Narco” by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet

Drew Dober: “This is How We Do It” by Montel Jordan

Kron Gracie vs. Charles Jourdain

Charles Jourdain def. Kron Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Charles Jourdain: “John Wick Mode” by Le Castle Vania

Kron Gracie: “Open Letter” by Lil’ Wayne

Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes

Movsar Evloev def. Diego Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Movsar Evloev: “Melodies of the Mountains” by Sulambek Mamilov

Diego Lopes: “Flaco Pesado” by Zxmyr feat. Geramx

Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan

Yan Xiaonan def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:20

Yan Xiaonan: “Yuan Zou Gao Fei” by Jin Zhiwen

Jessica Andrade: “Prvt e Hora de Vencer” by Faccao 288

Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad

Belal Muhammad def. Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Belal Muhammad: “My Blood is Palestine” by Dami Falasteeni

Gilbert Burns: “Medley” by Buchecha

Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo

Aljamain Sterling def. Henry Cejudo via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Aljamain Sterling: “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alica Keys, “It’s All About the Benjamins” by Puff Daddy, “Go Dumb” by Aljamain Sterling and “Just Wanna Rock” by Lil’ Uzi Vert

Henry Cejudo: “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco

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