MMA legend — the first Russian fighter to make a major impact in the US, UFC VI champion, submission king, rival of Ken Shamrock, Tank Abbott, Marco Ruas, Dan Severn — Oleg Taktarov returns to the ring tonight in Bodog Fight’s Russia vs America card.
Here’s hoping it goes better than his ill-fated match with Gary Goodridge. The fight that should have ended his career.
Here’s a Russian newspaper’s take on it — interesting to note that in Russia he’s mostly known for his work as a Hollywood actor.
Update [2007-12-1 10:34:11 by Kid Nate]: I’m happy Sherdog is reporting that Oleg won his fight by kneebar in the 2nd round. War Oleg!
It would be awesome if someone put together a HL reel of Oleg’s best moments — he was too great a contributor to early MMA to be remembered just for getting KTFO’d. His flash submissions were always beautiful and I’m excited he’s still got the touch.
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