Main Eventers Using Mikey Rukus Music In Upcoming Bouts

Jun 19, 2014
(PRESS RELEASE)-RICHMOND, VA- MMA Personality and Fight Music Producer Mikey Rukus has seemingly carved his own niche within the world of mixed martial arts, creating walkout music for some of the industry’s elite fighters as well as theme music for top promotions. Within an 8 day span, proof of Rukus’ hard work and strengthening relationships with top talent will be on display, as two main/co-main stars on two of the bigger stages will be using Mikey Rukus Music as they make their way to the cage prior to their headlining clashes. On Saturday June 28, Cub Swanson will take on Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio, TX. Swanson will be walking the aisle to an undisclosed “Mikey Rukus Remix”, which will air live on FOX Sports 1. The following Saturday on July 5th, Dennis Hallman, who has stepped up to face Jon Fitch in the co-main for World Series Of Fighting 11 in Daytona, FL, will be using a Custom Walkout Song from Rukus for his trek into battle. WSOF 11 gets the national broadcast treatment on NBC.

Both fighters have worked with the producer before, Swanson commissioning Rukus for track work during his co-main bout versus Dustin Poirier on a 2013 UFC/Fuel TV card, while Hallman, was set to use Mikey Rukus Music in what was to be a UFC bout, but was subsequently halted just prior due to personal reasons for the combatant. The main event entrances are substantial for showcasing Rukus’ work, especially during UFC programming, as goes with televised UFC cards, only the main event walkouts are aired, while entrances on the remainder of the card are replaced with advertising.

After a planned tour launch for Rukus was halted in early 2014, Mikey began branching out into different areas of sports and entertainment to capitalize on other projects outside of MMA. Recently moving into the Obstacle Course Racing industry, Mikey Rukus became the official host of Bushido Challenge, a samurai themed OCR, in which he also created theme music for every obstacle on the course. Rukus also just wrapped work on a project with a pro wrestling organization out of Kansas City, creating entrance music for all of the stars within the live event.

“MMA is where I got my start a few years back, and no matter where I go to create music, this will always be my home. This is my first choice and favorite sport, and I will always be willing to work with any fighter or promotion looking to have their story told through customized music.” the producer says.

Rukus himself will be reuniting with his live band for one night on Saturday, July 19 in a special performance at “Sprawl ‘N’ Brawl 2” in Hopewell, VA. The amateur MMA event will be the first of its kind for the small city of Hopewell, which consequently, is Rukus’ hometown. A limited number of tickets remain.

Mikey Rukus is the world leader in Customized Walkout Music and Theme Music for fighters and sports companies. With nearly 200 clients and over 250 theme songs under his belt, Mikey has created walkout music for stars such as Mark Hunt, Shogun Rua and Renan Barao, while creating theme music for MMA promotions such as Invicta Fighting Championships, WSOF and Cage Warriors FC.

To acquire your very own walkout song, theme song, or to purchase tickets to “Sprawl ‘N’ Brawl 2” featuring Mikey Rukus, please contact Mikey himself at [email protected]


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