UFC fighter beats up would-be mugger in Rio de Janeiro

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Posted at 10:08 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 01:08:15-05

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.

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."

This story comes from our sister station KTNV in Las Vegas.