The emergence of the UFC has changed the face of competitive fighting forever, much like Black Sabbath did for heavy music in 1970. The parallels between hard rock / heavy metal and the UFC run much deeper than this, however. Much like each fighter, musicians are typically schooled in multiple disciplines, taking influences from across the board and filtering them through their own vision.

There's no denying this music also helps to get the blood-pumping with some of music's most adrenaline-fueled songs. The punchiness of roaring distortion, cement-cracking bass, powerful lyrics and forceful drumming can serve as an much-needed jolt of energy and excitement when UFC's best step out across the arena and into the steel cage of the Octagon.

Each fighter selects their own entrance theme, walking out to a song that will help prepare them mentally for furious rounds of punches, jabs, elbows, kicks, knees and submission holds against another one of the world's top fighters.

In this list, we've compiled 25 Awesome UFC Fighter Entrance Songs, so click through the gallery at the top of the page to see which fighters love some heavy tunes!

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