UFC Saudi Arabia walkout songs: Tracks Robert Whittaker, Ikram Aliskerov, and others on the card have used before

UFC Saudi Arabia: Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov walkout songs
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UFC Saudi Arabia is slated to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh Saturday, June 22, 2024. The Fight Night event marks the MMA promotion's debut in the region. The card was initially scheduled to go down in March, but was later postponed.

In the main event, Robert Whittaker is set to face Ikram Aliskerov in a middleweight showdown. 'The Reaper' was initially scheduled to headline against Khamzat Chimaev. However, last Thursday, 'Borz' withdrew from the event due to an undisclosed illness, prompting the emerging prospect Aliskerov to step in on just nine days' notice.

Whittaker will be aiming to regain his stride following his unanimous decision victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 298 in February. This win marked a rebound from his knockout loss to reigning champion Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 last July. Since losing his title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 in 2019, the former 185-pound champion has experienced a rocky path, with a 2-2 record in his last four fights.

Meanwhile, Aliskerov is a relatively new face in the UFC, having secured his spot in the organization with a submission victory over Mario Sousa on Dana White's Contender Series in September 2022. Since then, he has achieved consecutive first-round stoppage wins over Phil Hawes and Warlley Alves. The 31-year-old Russian has only one career defeat, which was against Chimaev in April 2019.

In the co-main event of UFC Saudi Arabia, former interim title challenger Sergei Pavlovich is set to clash with fellow Russian Alexander Volkov in a heavyweight bout.

Pavlovich returns to the octagon for the first time since being knocked out by Tom Aspinall in their interim title fight at UFC 295 last November. The defeat ended his impressive streak of six consecutive first-round finishes, a run he had built following a knockout loss to Alistair Overeem in 2018.

Meanwhile, Volkov has reinvented himself following his loss to Aspinall, securing three consecutive stoppage victories to re-enter the title conversation. He demonstrated his striking prowess by dispatching both Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Romanov in the first round. In his most recent bout at UFC 293 last September, Volkov showcased his submission skills, finishing Tai Tuivasa with a rare Ezekiel choke in the second round.

The UFC has assembled an impressive lineup of bouts, featuring a diverse mix of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming prospects. A crucial element of an exciting fight card is the fighter entrances, which greatly enhance the atmosphere leading up to each bout and play a key role in captivating the audience's interest.

Explore the walkout songs previously selected by some of the fighters featured on the UFC Saudi Arabia card.


Which songs have Robert Whittaker and Ikram Aliskerov walked out to?

Robert Whittaker, holds a 16-5 record in the UFC and will look to return to title contention with a victory at UFC Saudi Arabia. 'The Reaper' is expected to continue his tradition of walking out to the motivational 2004 track 'Can't Be Touched' by Roy Jones Jr., a song that has been his consistent anthem since his UFC debut in 2012.

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Meanwhile, Ikram Aliskerov, boasting a perfect octagon record of 2-0, aims to leave a lasting impression with a victory over a highly regarded fighter like Whittaker. In both of his octagon appearances, Aliskerov walked out to 'Сын Лезгинского народа' ('Son of the Lezgin people') by Рейсан Магомедкеримов (Reisan Magomedkerimov).

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Which songs did Sergei Pavlovich, Alexander Volkov, and other fighters on the card walk out to?

With a UFC record of 6-2, Sergei Pavlovich aims to return to winning ways. The 32-year-old Russian knockout specialist has established a tradition of entering to the captivating melodies of 'Fly Away on Wings of the Wind' by Kalevala, a song he has consistently used in his recent fights.

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Alexander Volkov, boasting an 11-4 record in the UFC, looks to sustain his momentum and extend his win streak to four. 'Drago' made his entrance at UFC 293 to the sounds of 'Mama Mi Vse Tiagelo Bolni' from the Russian band 25/17.

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Volkov also walked out to 'Zima Mama' by the same band before securing a unanimous decision victory against Marcin Tybura at UFC 267 in 2021.

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Check out the potential walkout songs for other fighters on the UFC Saudi Arabia fight card:

Kelvin Gastelum: 'El Palenque' by Vicente Fernandez

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Daniel Rodriguez: 'Pimo of the year' by Dru Down

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Johnny Walker: 'The Rev3nge' by Joey Bada$$

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Volkan Oezdemir: 'Plugged in Freestyle' by A92 and Fumez the Engineer

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Shara Magomedov: 'Legendary 2' by Tupac

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Rinat Fakhretdinov: 'Ve Vigja' by Eolya

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Edited by Krishna Venki
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