The Walkmen: UFC Fight Night ‘Overeem vs. Arlovski’

By Mike Sloan May 9, 2016

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event in Holland was solid if unspectacular, featuring close decisions, knockouts and submissions. Alistair Overeem was on the marquee and stopped former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in the second round of their main event, capping a successful showing for Dutch combatants on Sunday at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The songs the UFC Fight Night “Overeem vs. Arlovski” fighters chose to accompany their walk to the Octagon came from a wide array of rock, hip-hop, classical and everything in between. A few old standbys were utilized -- Heather Clark went with Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” -- along with some rare gems, as Stefan Struve entered to Tiesto’s “He’s a Pirate” ahead of his appearance in the co-feature. Danish newcomer Anna Elmose turned to Whitney Houston (“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”), while Karolina Kowalkiewicz settled on Iggy Pop (“The Passenger”) and Garreth McLellan represented AC/DC (“Thunderstruck”). No artist was utilized as much as Eminem, with Arlovski (“I’m a Soldier”), Francimar Barroso (“Got to Sleep”) and Chris Wade (“Drop the World”) all calling upon the Michigan rapper’s music.

A partial rundown of the remaining song choices follows:

UFC Fight Night ‘Overeem vs. Arlovski’ Walkout Songs

Antonio Silva: O Rappa | “Lado B Lado A”
Gunnar Nelson: Kaleo | “Way Down We Go”
Albert Tumenov: Officers | “The Heroes of Yore”
Germaine de Randamie: Deetox and Lange Frans | “Het Land Van”
Nikita Krylov: Nikolai Emelin | “Expand the Shoulder”
Rustam Khabilov: Filapine feat. Akon | “Rock”
Magnus Cedenblad: Hoffmaestro and Chraa | “Highway Man”
Josh Emmett: Nas feat. P. Diddy | “Hate Me Now”
Jon Tuck: House of Pain | “Jump Around”
Yan Cabral: Mr. Catra | “O Simptico”
Reza Madadi: Soroush | “Leila”
Kyoji Horiguchi: Fabolous | “It’s My Time”
Neil Seery: Coldplay | “Charlie Brown”
Leon Edwards: Notorious B.I.G. | “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Dominic Waters: Jay-Z feat. Rihanna | “Run This Town”
Willie Gates: Prince | “Purple Rain”
Yuta Sasaki: Beethoven | “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor”

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