I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to place in the world that aren’t actually a certified war zone, Brazil is among one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Yes, I’m talking about the unsavory characters and rampant crime that seems to pervade the entire country.
As per MMAFighting, a female fighter named Monique Bastos thwarted a robbery by using her jiu-jitsu skills.
“I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones,” Bastos told MMAFighting.com. “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.”
Bastos, who has six professional MMA fights on her record and a few jiu-jitsu matches and muay thai bouts, got him into a rear-naked choke and took him to the sidewalk, where she locked a triangle choke and waited for the police.
Wesley Sousa de Araujo was arrested 15 minutes later…
Note self: Never, ever go to Brazil.