"I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones," said Bastos to Guilherme Cruz for 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."
"I’ve been through this a few times before, and it’s the second time I fought back. 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."
Brazilian straw weight, Monique, is a veteran of six professional MMA fights, with competitive experience in Muay Thai and BJJ. One of the robbers who was caught is Wesley Sousa de Araujo.
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