An honored guest of the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival will be  Russian and American athlete,  master of sports in sambo, the world mixed martial arts champion , the first Russian UFC champion, actor, film producer, director, TV presenter Oleg Taktarov. On September 14 at 10.00 he will hold a mass exercise for everyone in the center of Ulyanovsk, on Sobornaya Square. In the evening, he will take part in the festival grand opening: the ceremony will begin at 17.30 in the Volga-Sport-Arena sports complex.

Oleg Taktarov is a winner of many sports tournaments and competitions. He performed in the US rings under the pseudonym Russian Bear. In total, the athlete held 24 fights in the ring, of which only five lost. Taktarov won a demonstration boxing match against Dolph Lundgren, which took place during the show “King of the Ring”.

In 1996, Oleg Taktarov entered one of the most prestigious acting academies in America “Playhouse West”. Taktarov starred in the films “Airplane of the President”, “15 Minutes of Glory”, “Let’s Do It Quickly”, “Rollebol”, “Bad Guys 2”, “Spy”, “Treasure of the Nation”, “Hunt for Manchurian deer”, “ Miami police. Department of manners “,” Wii 3D “and many others