While it take 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 of Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 in Saitama, Japan, went with as their backing tracks.

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Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via technical submission (Von Flue choke) Round 1, 1:50
Ovince Saint Preux: “Push It” by Rick Ross

Yushin Okami: “Rising” by Yoshida Brothers

Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Claudia Gadelha: “Best is Yet to Come” by LuvBug

Jessica Andrade: “Cha-La Head Cha-La” (“Dragonball Z” theme) by Hironobu Kageyama

“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:30
”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: “You & Me (Flume Remix)” by Disclosure

Takanori Gomi: “Scream the Life” by DJ Baku feat. Kyono

Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via knockout (punch) Round 1, 4:45
Gokhan Saki: “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac

Henrique da Silva: “Satisfacao Sou Franktain” by Marley Stazzy
Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy via via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Teruto Ishihara: “Lion No Ko (Yashabo Version)” by Spinna B-ill

Ronaldo Dy: “Tibay” by Quest

Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 4:30
Jussier Formiga: “O Hino” by Fernandinho

Ulka Sasaki: “Messa da Requiem: II Dies Irae” by Weiner Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic & Herbert Von Karajan

Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Keita Nakamura: “Monster” by Osuman feat. Rino Latina II

Alex Morono: “War of the Gods” by Amon Amarth

Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Syuri Kondo: “Theme of Sakura” (“Street Fighter IV” soundtrack) by Hideyuki Fukasawa

Chan-Mi Jeon: “Victory” by Yolanda Adams

Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shinsho Anzai: “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit

Luke Jumeau: “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio

Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daichi Abe: “He’s a Pirate” by Klaus Badelt

Hyun Gyu Lim: “Search” by Hangzoo & Young B
While it take 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 of Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 in Saitama, Japan, went with as their backing tracks.

* * * *Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via technical submission (Von Flue choke) Round 1, 1:50Ovince Saint Preux: “Push It” by Rick Ross
Yushin Okami: “Rising” by Yoshida Brothers
Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)Claudia Gadelha: “Best is Yet to Come” by LuvBug
Jessica Andrade: “Cha-La Head Cha-La” (“Dragonball Z” theme) by Hironobu Kageyama
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:30
”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: “You & Me (Flume Remix)” by Disclosure
Takanori Gomi: “Scream the Life” by DJ Baku feat. Kyono
Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via knockout (punch) Round 1, 4:45Gokhan Saki: “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac
Henrique da Silva: “Satisfacao Sou Franktain” by Marley StazzyTeruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy via via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)Teruto Ishihara: “Lion No Ko (Yashabo Version)” by Spinna B-ill
Ronaldo Dy: “Tibay” by Quest
Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 4:30Jussier Formiga: “O Hino” by Fernandinho
Ulka Sasaki: “Messa da Requiem: II Dies Irae” by Weiner Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic & Herbert Von Karajan
Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Keita Nakamura: “Monster” by Osuman feat. Rino Latina II
Alex Morono: “War of the Gods” by Amon Amarth
Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)Syuri Kondo: “Theme of Sakura” (“Street Fighter IV” soundtrack) by Hideyuki Fukasawa
Chan-Mi Jeon: “Victory” by Yolanda Adams
Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)Shinsho Anzai: “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit
Luke Jumeau: “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio
Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Daichi Abe: “He’s a Pirate” by Klaus Badelt
Hyun Gyu Lim: “Search” by Hangzoo & Young B
For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 117, check out the UFC Events section of the site.The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.