Stockton fan uses 'UFC' moves to stop carjacker


Everyone knows that a UFC fighter can handle himself against a physical attacker, but a Stockton fan used what he had seen live and on TV to practical effect.

Suzanne Phan from News 10 has the story.

 Abel Simmons has been a huge fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for years. But never did he imagine that he would be using the moves to defend himself or his family from a carjacking suspect.

Simmons, 29, was able to stop and hold down his attacker until police came.

Simmons says his family was pulling up to their home on E. Jefferson Street Saturday night. They had just returned from watching a UFC fight.

They were in the driveway when a man came up and started pounding on the back window of their SUV. Then, the man tried opening the back door where Simmon's sons - a newborn and a 2 year old - were sleeping. Fortunately, the door was locked.

Simmons, who was sitting in the passenger seat, jumped out out and tried to stop the man. His wife, who was driving, called 911.

The guy punched Simmons in the face. That was when Simmons tried several mixed martial arts moves. He wasn't able to restrain the assailant right away.

"I just snatched his legs and took him down. I had just put him in an arm bar, he slipped right out of it. So then I got him in a rear naked choke and started rolling and squirming around. He got out of that as well," said Simmons.

But the last move he tried worked.

"I had him in a guillotine choke. And he wasn't getting out of that. I had that lock really tight," said Simmons. "I just held him in place and said, 'Well, guess you are going to jail tonight buddy.'"

A neighbor came out to help, but he didn't' have to do much because Simmons had the man in a compromising position.

"It's impressive," said the neighbor. "He just had him in like a chokehold, had him really good, really tight."

Simmons held the man until police arrived several minutes later. According to police, the man fought with officers before being taken into custody.

The suspect, 32-year-old Shron Jones is now behind bars, booked on attempted carjacking, battery and resisting arrest.

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Tru site profile image  

6/3/13 1:19 PM by Tru me there!

bruceleesspirit site profile image  

6/3/13 12:41 AM by bruceleesspirit

We interviewed @Abel_Simmons tonight on Pro MMA Now Radio. He's the guy who stopped the carjacker. Really cool guy. From Stockton. Not a big fan of the Diaz bros. Check it out: Still pulling for Dana to hook he and his family up with tickets to an event. He's never been to a live show.  

FinestScotch site profile image  

5/30/13 1:34 AM by FinestScotch

^^ I'll take my fighting ability over my girl's driving all day every day. Again, you're taking the risk that your wife is going to perform under pressure that she just isn't as well equipped to deal with, and your kids are on the line.   Kids are threatened, I'm out of the car to do work.

FinestScotch site profile image  

5/30/13 1:32 AM by FinestScotch

Wrong. The guy had a lethal weapon he wasn't in control of.   His wife had a means of escape to destroy in a panic.

supersaiyan site profile image  

5/30/13 1:17 AM by supersaiyan

he had a cyborg harm imo

kyle223 site profile image  

5/29/13 12:34 PM by kyle223

Has this guy been training at Team Alpha Male? How did he secure a guillotine choke and hold it until the cops came? Don't elite athletes in the UFC tire after going for a submission for too long? This guy must be Vitor's TRT dealer.

Xuh site profile image  

5/29/13 12:27 PM by Xuh

good job but he's lucky his assailant didn't trane Strikeforce or worse still, PRIDE

andyman011 site profile image  

5/29/13 12:24 PM by andyman011

The real question is how did he subdue a guy with a guillotine until the cops came but the robber didn't go out. He said he had it real tight

Moist Gracie site profile image  

5/29/13 12:18 PM by Moist Gracie

better honda than hendo?