After nearly a decade away from active competition, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Oleg Taktarov returned to mixed martial arts at Bodog Fight “Russia vs. USA” in Moscow.
Facing fellow UFC veteran John Marsh, Taktarov finished his opponent with a kneebar in the opening moments of the second round. Known for his prowess on the ground, Taktarov picked up right where he left off as one of the most dominant fighters in the first generation of the UFC.
Bodog Fight: Russia vs. USA
Friday, Nov. 30
MegaSport Ice Arena
Oleg Taktarov def. John Marsh by Submission (Kneebar) at 0:33, R2
Andrei Semenov def. Emyr Bussade by Unanimous Decision, R3
Alexander Shlemenko def. Diego Vitosky by KO, R1
Zulu def. Vladimir Kuchenko by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:14, R1
Akhmet Sultanov def. Eric Pele by Unanimous Decision, R3
Dan Evensen def. Konstantine Gluhovs by Unanimous Decision, R3
Vladimir Zenin def. James “Binky” Jones by Submission (Armbar) at 4:47, R1
Stanislav Shushko def. Telman Sheripov by Unanimous Decision, R3
Besiki Gerenava def. Ivan Anikanov by Submission (Armbar) at 2:54, R1
Sultan Tikhayev def. Alexander Kokoev by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:43, R2
*Results courtesy of Bodog Fight