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Oleg Taktarov vs Jeff Monson fight canceled in Penza

13:25 | 14.04.2016 | Sport


Penza, 14 April 2016. PenzaNews. The April 16 “Battle on Sura” fight between Oleg Taktarov, popular Hollywood and Russian actor and the only Russian UFC MMA champion, and Jeff Monson, No Gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Champion, two-times winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, has been canceled.

Oleg Taktarov vs Jeff Monson fight canceled in Penza

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According to the information posted in the event’s VK.com social network group, Oleg Taktarov is unable to arrive to Penza due to an earlier beginning of the Hollywood filming session in which he participates: in accordance with his filming contract, the actor cannot leave the filming site once the process begins.

They also point out that the Oleg Taktarov vs Jeff Monson fight is moved to the next Fight Stars tournament, as per the contingency agreement between the fighters.

“I apologize to the MMA fans, the tournament organizers and my opponent for this situation. I will begin training after the filming is over, and will do my best to fight a good fight during the next Fight Stars tournament,” the message quotes Oleg Taktarov.

According to the note, the “Battle on Sura” organizers are urgently looking for an opponent for the upcoming fight versus Jeff Monson.

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