Two men thought they’ve chosen an easy target. But unfortunately for them, they picked the wrong person to mess with. So, one of them run as soon as he saw what was happening and the other one ended up whining wreck after Monique Bastos, MMA fighter, let him go.
Bastos was heading towards the gym one night in September 2015 in the Brazilian city of Açailândia when the two men tried to attack her. But little did they know, Bastos is a professional fighter and weighs around 115 pounds.
“I was going to the academy to train (when) they arrived on motorcycle and took my cellphone,” Bastos said. “I thought they were my friends. When I realized that they weren’t, I pulled over their motorcycle.”
“When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground,” Bastos stated for MMAFighting.com “The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.”
Bastos quickly jumped the man and laid him on the ground with a triangle choke hold. Some bystanders gathered around and started to film the situation. As you can see the man is begging her to let him go.
“Dad, Dad, I’m going to my dad! Help, Jesus! It was the first time that I’ve ever done that, God. It was the first time. She’s choking me. Where’s my mom?” he was crying.
She was holding Wesley Araújo for 15 minutes till the police came.
Bastos said she was only using her skills to defend herself.
“There were two guys, and they were using knives, but I was able to use my jiu-jitsu and get my phone back. It’s a huge risk, but I did it to defend myself and my friends, so I used what I learned,” she said.
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