Female kickboxer, Polyana Viana beats a robber blue and balck
A female UFC fighter, Polyana Viana left a robber bruised and bloodied after he tried to rob her using a cardboard gun.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.
‘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”.’
Viana asked passers-by to call police and said she remained calm during the incident because the thief did not try to fight back.
She added: ‘Since he took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared. So he didn’t react anymore. He told me to let him go, like “I just asked for the time”.
I said, “Asked for the time my a**”, because he saw I was very angry. I said I wouldn’t let go and that I was going to call the police.
‘He said, “Call the police, then” because he was scared I was going to beat him up more.’
Officers later took the man to hospital and Viana later learned that he had only just been released over a separate crime.
The fighter has had to defend herself in Brazil before when a robber tried to take her phone in her home town of Belem.
Describing the incident, she said: ‘He tried to take it from my hand, I punched him in the face, and he was scared. This time I was scared. I don’t know if it was because there were two of them.
‘So I was scared, but I think he was more scared than I was, so he jumped on the motorcycle and left.’