While on her way to jiu-jitsu training with a couple of friends in Acailandia, Brazil, on Tuesday night, Monique Bastos was attacked by two men.
It’s too bad that they were completely unaware she was an MMA fighter. She was able to apprehend one of the guys and put him into a rear choke hold, while waiting for police to arrive.
During that time, he cried out for help from onlookers and even begged for his dad.
Bastos told MMAFighting.com:
I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones. I tried to hold my phone, and I realized they were not armed. When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground. The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.
According to reports, he was taken to the local police station, where he completely denied ever trying to rob the women.