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Female MMA fighter robs robbers of their dignity

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Two Brazilian muggers were robbed of their dignity after their target turned the tables on them.

Wesley Sousa de Araujo and his unnamed partner in crime had tried to rob MMA strawweight fighter Monique Bastos and her friends, who were making their way to jiu-jitsu training in Acailanda, Brazil, on Tuesday (Sept 1). Of course, the felons were not aware of their target's identity.

They soon figured it out, though. And sadly for Sousa de Araujoo, his humilitian has been committed to camera and has been going viral. 

Bastos recounted the incident in an interview with MMAFighting.com: "I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones."

Bastos has foiled several robbery attempts previously — some armed with knives — and was quick to show the robbers who they were really messing with.

She said: "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 (Sousa)."

After getting him into a rear-naked choke, Bastos brought him to the sidewalk. There she ensured that he remained still while she waited for the police to arrive by putting him in a triangle choke.

As you can see in the video, Bastos like a cat with a toy, calmly has Sousa de Araujo in a leg lock. He on the other hand screams and pleads while his face reddens and eyes bulge — much to the amusement of onlookers.

Sousa de Araujo​ was arrested after what may well be the most humiliating 15 minutes of his life.



Sources: MMAFighting.com, Esquire


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