Polyana Viana is a 27-year-old female MMA fighter who is popularly known for many victories especially via submissions, but don’t let that fool you, she can throw some mean kicks and punches! A would-be robber found that out the hard way when he attempted to rob Viana of her phone in Rio de Janeiro.
Talking to MMA Junkie, Viana said she was waiting for an Uber outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro, when a man approached her and asked for the time.
After she looked at her phone for the time, alarm bells went
off in her head. He was not leaving and looked like he had other intentions
than just knowing the time.
As per reports, Viana said, “When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me,” 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.”
Viana was able to contain the man until the local police arrived. Afterwards, it was discovered that the supposed ‘gun’ was actually not a gun, but a cardboard cutout designed to intimidate.
UFC President Dana White showed the picture of Viana’s would-be assailant on
social media. Well this is why you should not mess with anyone, let alone an