Guy attempts to rob tiny woman – finds out she’s an MMA fighter the hard way

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The shocking moment a would-be attacker was reduced to tears when the woman he picked on turned out to be a martial arts champion.

Wesley Sousa de Araujo was left sobbing and begging for his “daddy” after Monique Bastos took him down with a jiu-jitsu move.

She then trapped the robber’s head in between her legs, locking his neck in a ‘lion killer choke’ for 20 minutes until police officers arrived.

Ms. Bastos’, who has six professional MMA fights on record, pounced after Araujo, and another man approached her and another woman on a street in Acailandia, western Brazil.

The men cornered the woman on a motorbike and demanded they hand over their mobile phones.

But Arajou was soon reduced to tears when Ms. Bastos held him in a ‘lion killer’ – a chokehold in Brazilian jiu-jitsu where the attacker wraps their arms around their oppositions neck, placing the crook of their elbow on the other person’s trachea.

He cries: “Daddy, daddy, call the police, daddy. Help Jesus. I swear, it was the first time I’ve ever done this. Help, Lord, somebody help me.

“Where’s my mum?”, The robber screamed.

She added: “One of the guys grabbed the mobile phone I was carrying. I could see that they were not armed so I knocked their motorbike down.

“I wasn’t afraid. I knew I could immobilize them.

“One of them managed to run away, so I got the motorbike driver with a ‘lion killer’ and held him in my legs for 20 minutes.”

“I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones,” Bastos said. “I tried to hold my phone, and I realized they were not armed. When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground. The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.”

Araujo was taken to the local police station, where he denied the attempted robbery. [source:]

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