What Is Sergei Pavlovich’s Walkout Song? (Russian Ballad)

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He’s the dominant UFC fighter bred out of Rostov, Russia, and he seems to enjoy nothing more than knocking out his opponents in the Heavyweight division. But what’s his walkout song?

Sergei Pavlovich’s walkout song is Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala (Spotify).

Want to learn more about the Sergei Pavlovich walkout song choice? Keep reading.

Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala

Sergei has always used the same song for his UFC walkouts, which is Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala, available on Spotify.

Fly Away on Wings Of The Wind is a ballad native to Russian territories, that has been adapted into many different versions and remixes.

The version by Kalevela just so happens to be Sergei’s choice for his walkouts.

But there are others, like this one by Evgeniya Sotnikova:

The lyrics to this ballad talk about flying away on the wings of the wind, the mountains full of light, under the sultry sky, in the native land.

Here’s a rough translation of the songs lyrics, you might want to make up your own mind about its meaning:

“Fly away on the wings of wind
You are in the native land, our native song
To where we freely sang you
Where it was so free for you and me

There, under the sultry sky
The air is full of bliss
There under the roof of the sea
Mountains slumber in the clouds
There the sun shines so bright
Native mountains flooding with light
Roses bloom in the valleys
And the nightingales sing in the green forests

There, under the sultry sky
The air is full of bliss
There under the roof of the sea
Mountains slumber in the clouds

Fly away!
Fly away!

Fly away on the wings of wind
You are in the native land, our native song
To where we freely sang you
Where it was so free for you and me

Fly away on the wings of wind
You are in the native land, our native song
To where we freely sang you
Where it was so pleasant for you and me …”

My guess is that it’s a romantic ballad of a loving relationship to the Russian motherland and its endless mountainous regions.

UFC Fight Night 222 (Vs. Curtis Blaydes)

For his headliner matchup with Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 222, Sergei used the same Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind By Kalevala.

UFC On EPSN 44 (Vs. Tai Tuivasa)

Sergei faced Tai Tuivasa in December 2022, where he defeated Tai via knockout punches.

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For that fight night, Sergei walked out to the same Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala.

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It’s a really significant victory, especially when you consider that Tai matched up with Ciryl Gane recently who was the interim champion of Heavyweight division until, of course, the mighty return of Jon Jones.

There’s a good reason why pundits and fans are beginning to call Sergei “The Russian Ngannou” for his dominating frame and knockout abilities in the cage.

UFC 277 (Vs. Derrick Lewis)

In the summer months of 2022, Sergei Pavlovich took on what was likely to be the greatest challenge of his MMA career; Derrick Lewis.

For that PPV event, Sergei walked out to the same Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala.

Despite the significant challenge in Lewis’ own heavy hands, Sergei did what he usually does and defeated Derrick Lewis with a TKO by punches early in the first round.

Fun fact: Sergei’s last seven fights all ended in the first round by a KO or TKO. One of those was a loss to Alistrair Overeem in 2018, but it’s astounding that he rarely goes past the first round either way!

UFC Fight Night 204 (Vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov)

Pavlovich started his busy fighting year of 2022 by taking on Shamil Abdurakhimov, a very heavy (265 lbs) and fellow Russian from Dagestan.

Sergei walked out on this fight night with the same Fly Away On Wings Of The Wind by Kalevala.

It wasn’t long before Sergei took out his country native opposition with a straight right hand that drooped Shamil.

He followed up by sprawling over his back and delivering ground ‘n’ pound until the ref called it at 4:03 of the first round.

The immense power this man can deliver through his punches is, at times, breathtaking.

Fans are already setting him up as the Russian Ngannou that stands a good chance of taking on Jon Jones.

Winning his upcoming fight against Curtis Blaydes will surely put him into the mix of a contender position to do exactly that.

More UFC walkout songs

If you want to know the walkout songs of just about every high-ranked UFC fighter, check out the full UFC walkout songs list. Or try these specific fighters for more details:

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