Опубликовано: 31 авг 2021
Every fan of mixed martial arts knows the name of Oleg Taktarov! Our pioneer in the world of MMA, champion of the UFC 6 tournament, a participant in the first Pride FC tournament, a fighter who fought with real legends and beat really tough fighters. It brought fame to Russian SAMBO and paved the way for this sport for future generations of Russian fighters.
Oleg fought his last professional fight on April 11, 2008 in the USA, in the YAMMA Pit fighting promotion, which gathered an impressive roster of fighters that day. Such mastodons as Ricco Rodriguez, Butterbean, Alexey Oleynik, Travis Wiuf and Chris Tuchscherer entered the arena to fight. Unfortunately, that tournament remained the only one under the auspices of this organization and was never held again.
And the rival of the Russian bear was another legendary fighter. Mark Kerr, nicknamed The Smashing Machine, was once considered the best heavyweight in the world and did not know the bitterness of defeat for several years. Of course, in 2008, he was already far from his best shape. But he was younger than Oleg, was not inferior to him in experience and was still extremely dangerous in battle.