RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — UFC President Dana White is praising Polyana Viana on social media for beating up a would-be mugger over the weekend in Rio de Janeiro.
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 7, 2019
The 26-year-old fighter says she was waiting for a ride-share when she was approached by a man who demanded her cell phone. The fighter says she hit the man with "two punches and a kick."
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