Archives for Oleg Taktarov

1998: Southbound (into the heart of darkness)

In 1998, the UFC was in its Dark Ages. Only a couple of states sanctioned the sport, and those were down South. Otherwise, it was a small flickering flame that stayed alive on Internet forums.

MMA Fan's Guide to Grappling: Sambo

T.P. Grant's guide to grappling series is winding down, and in this second to last installment we look at the Russian grappling system of Sambo, one of the most effective and yet underused bases for MMA.

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Old School MMA Review: SAFTA showdown special

Dan Severn's glorious return to the UFC, Oleg Taktarov makes his debut, and Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie finally fight again... or something like it.

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