On Saturday night a man made the mistake of attempting to steal UFC strawweight Polyana Viana’s phone as she waited for an Uber in front of her apartment. She responded by punching him multiple times and putting him in a rearnaked choke.
UFC President Dana White was pleased by the news and shared a photo of the thief after his beat down.
Polyana shared the details of the incident with MMA Junkie:
“When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me,” Viana said. “He asked me the time, I said it, and I saw he wasn’t going to leave. So I already moved to put my cell phone in my waist. And then he said, ‘Give me the phone. Don’t try to react, because I’m armed.’ Then he put his hand over (a gun), but I realized it was too soft.
“He was really close to me. So I thought, ‘If it’s a gun, he won’t have time to draw it.’ So I stood up. I threw two punches and a kick. He fell, then I caught him in a rear-naked choke. Then I sat him down in the same place we were before and said, ‘Now we’ll wait for the police.’”
This guy tried to rob the wrong woman and paid for it. Can we go ahead and add this one to her win column? It’s definitely going on her resume.