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UFC Fighter Polyana Viana Batters Man Who Tried To Mug Her With Cardboard Gun

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Proving why you should never mess with a UFC fighter (why would you anyway?), one male mugger has had his backside handed to him by a female sports star.


Although some people are afraid to walk home alone, Polyana Viana proves why she’s a force to be reckoned with.


When a mugger approached Viana with a cardboard gun in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarepagua neighbourhood, she quickly turned the tables and made him regret that he’d ever been born. As the 26-year-old waited for her Uber, the unnamed man tried his luck and attempted to mug her.

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Polyana Viana Instagram

Putting her fighting skills to the test, Viana guessed that there was something suspicious about the man. He then pulled a weapon — albeit a cardboard gun — and she pounced into action. Polyana quickly restrained him and called out to passers-by to phone for the police.

Like a modern-day Batman, the UFC fighter quickly brought the situation to and end. If anyone’s asking what the aftermath of mugging someone like Viana looks like, we’ve got the answer right here. UFC President Dana White couldn’t have put it better in her victorious Tweet about the incident.

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Dana White Twitter

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Polyana revealed what went down. “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 realised it was too soft,” she told the site.

“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.” She continued, “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 may only be in the UFC strawweight category, but she still didn’t take any sh*t from her attacker. The police treated his injuries at the scene and quickly carted him off to the station.

Not that we condone crime of any sort, but if you’re going to take someone on, you should probably opt for something other than a cardboard gun and also check who you’re attacking first.

I think it’s safe to say he won’t be trying this one again.

[Featured Image: Dana White Twitter/Polyana Viana Instagram]

Tom Chapman
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