Female mixed martial arts fighter leaves robber bruised and bloodied after he tries to rob her using a fake gun in Brazil
A thief in Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro demanded Polyana Viana hand over her phone claiming that he was armed
But the 26-year-old UFC fighter kicked and punched the man, and then placed him in chokehold
The UFC star held the thief until police arrived at the scene and it later emerged his ‘gun’ was cardboard
Viana has had to defend herself in Brazil before when a robber tried to take her phone in her home town of Belem
Describing that incident, she said: ‘[The thief], tried to take it from my hand, I punched him in the face, and he was scared
Female UFC fighter left Polyana Viana [left], beat up a thief , who tried to mug her on a street in Rio, Brazil. The robber [right] was left bruised and bloodied after she battered him
A female mixed martial arts fighter leaves robber bruised and bloodied after he tries to rob her using a fake gun in Brazil. Brazilian star, Polyana Viana, was waiting for an Uber in the neighbourhood of Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, when the thief ordered her to hand over her phone, warning that he was armed.
But the 26-year-old lashed out, kicking and punching him before putting him in a martial arts chokehold while she waited for police to arrive.
Pictures show the man would be mugger with gruesome facial injuries after his beating. Another shows the ‘weapon’ was actually just a cardboard cut-out.