When a would-be thief saw26-year-old Polyana Viana waiting for a taxi on Saturday outside her Rio deJaneiro apartment, he apparently concluded she was easy prey.
He asked her what time itwas, before trying to bully her into giving him her cellphone. He also told herhe had a gun.
She quickly sized up the situation – it’ssecond nature for the UFC straw-weight, who has won 10 of her 12 professionalfights.
“So Istood up. I threw two punches and a kick. He fell, then I caught him in arear-naked choke. Then I sat him down in the same place we were before andsaid, ‘Now we’ll wait for the police.’”
The mugger was taken to a hospital before hewas transported to a police station. Viana did not suffer any injuries.