Music has the power to change your state of mind. It is what pumps us up, gets us to focus and gets us in the zone. Take that idea and apply it to the world’s most intense, disciplined sport-mixed martial arts. You can’t enter the cage with your mind in another place. To get to the mindset you need to fight in the cage, certain music must be listened to by a fighter. Listen to the songs that these fighters leveled up with for UFC Fight Night 196 in Las Vegas.

Zviad Lazishvili vs. Jonathan Martinez

Jonathan Martinez: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Zviad Lazishvili: “Xorumi” Georgian folk dance

Winner: Jonathan Martinez via unanimous decision

Randa Markos vs. Livinha Souza

Randa Markos: “The Red” by Chevelle

Livinha Souza: “Pandemia” by MC Kevin

Winner: Randa Markos via unanimous decision

Daniel Lacerda vs. Jeff Molina

Jeff Molina: “Spit Your Game” by Notorious B.I.G.

Daniel Da Silva: “Um Novo Vencedor” by Damares

Winner: Jeff Molina via TKO (strikes)

Jai Herbert vs. Khama Worthy

Jai Herbert: “Face the World” by Nipsey Hussle

Khama Worthy: “Still Here” by Drake

Winner: Jai Herbert via TKO (strikes)

Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli

Jamie Pickett: “Wolves” by Big Sean feat. Post Malone

Laureano Staropoli: “Ayer Deseo Hoy Realidad” by Hermetica

Winner: Jamie Pickett via unanimous decision

Maria Oliveira vs. Tabatha Ricci

Tabatha Ricci: Theme from “Jaws” by M.S. Art

Maria Oliveira: “Prvt e Hora de Vencer” by Faccao 288

Winner: Tabatha Ricci via unanimous decision

Mason Jones vs. David Onama

Mason Jones: “Broken People” by Logic & Rag’n’Bone Man

David Onama: “Every Chance I Get” by DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk

Winner: Mason Jones via unanimous decision

Jun Yong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues

Gregory Rodrigues: “War Drums” by Jake Hamilton

Junyong Park: “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti

Winner: Gregory Rodrigues via TKO (punches)

Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ike Villanueva

Nicolae Negumereanu: “Pe Cai” by Trap Romanesc

Ike Villanueva: “Jefe de Jefes” by Los Tigres del Norte

Winner: Nicolae Negumereanu via TKO (punches)

Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Francisco Trinaldo: “Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr. and “Promontory” by Trevor Jones

Dwight Grant: “Victory” by Puff Daddy feat. Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes

Winner: Francisco Trinaldo via split decision

Alex Caceres vs. Seungwoo Choi

Alex Caceres: “Blackbird” by The Beatles

Seungwoo Choi: “Team$nyper” by Rhythm Power

Winner: Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke)

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards

Jessica-Rose Clark: “Only One” by John Butler Trio

Joselyne Edwards: “Guerra(War)” by Residente

Winner: Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision 

Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn

Grant Dawson: “Hellfire” by Jonathan Young

Ricky Glenn: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Winner: declared majority draw

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

Marvin Vettori: “The Italian Dream” by Greg Willen

Paulo Costa: “Balenciaga” by fewtile

Winner: Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision

Listen to the UFC Fight Night 196 Playlist on Youtube & Spotify