The Walkmen: UFC Fight Night 143 'Cejudo vs. Dillashaw'

By Mike Sloan Jan 20, 2019


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the Empire State on Saturday, but rather than taking over the famed Madison Square Garden, the world’s leading MMA promotion invaded the Barclays Center in Brooklyn instead. The various fighters on the marquee all walked out to combat to a litany of songs to get them pumped up and, as expected, songs about Brooklyn and/or artists from the five boroughs of New York were well represented.

Two fighters went with songs with “Brooklyn” in the title: Dennis Bermudez with “Brooklyn Go Hard” from hip-hop legend Jay-Z and Paige VanZant, who opted for Beastie Boys’ iconic “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.”

The main event fighters weren’t as trendy with their musical tastes, however. Henry Cejudo, who was defending his UFC flyweight title, choose his familiar “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco. His counterpart, reigning UFC bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw, walked out to his usual Red Hot Chili Peppers cut “Can’t Stop.”

The walkout tracks of UFC Fight Night 143 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 1):
Henry Cejudo: Lupe Fiasco | “The Show Goes On”
T.J. Dillashaw: Red Hot Chili Peppers | “Can't Stop”
Greg Hardy: Kevin Gates | “In God I Trust”
Allen Crowder: Petey Pablo | “Raise Up”
Gregor Gillespie: Johnny Cash | “Ain't No Grave”
Yancy Medeiros: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole/ Notorious B.I.G. | “Take Me Home Country Roads”/“Hypnotize”
Joseph Benavidez: Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band | “Do Your Thing”
Dustin Ortiz: Johnny Cash | “God's Gonna Cut You Down”
Paige VanZant: Beastie Boys | “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Rachael Ostovich: Alicia Keys | “Girl on Fire”
Glover Teixeira: Guns N’ Roses | “Welcome to the Jungle”
Karl Roberson: M3rk Mafia | “Gang Gang”
Alexander Hernandez: Jedi Mind tricks | “Hollow Points”
Donald Cerrone: Kid Rock | “Cowboy”
Joanne Calderwood: The Eurythmics | “Sweet Dreams”
Ariane Lipski: Marechal | “Guerra”
Alonzo Menifield: Linkin park and Jay-Z | “Numb Encore”
Vinicius Alves Moreira: Pregador Luo | “Nade e Impossivel”
Cory Sandhagen: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis | “Victory Lap”
Mario Bautista: Motley Crue | “Kickstart My Heart”
Dennis Bermudez: Jay-Z | “Brooklyn We Go Hard”
Te Edwards: Joey Bada$$ | “Devastated”
Belal Muhammad: DMX | “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”
Geoff Neal: 50 Cent | “Don’t Push Me”
Kyle Stewart: Lecrae | “If I Die Tonight”
Chance Rencountre: Jay-Z feat. Kanye West | “Niggas in Paris”

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