Watch a Badass Female MMA Fighter Take Down a Mugger

She’s well-trained in the art of self defense. 

The problem with robbing a woman as she walks down the street, apart from the moral and legal transgressions, of which there are many, is that she just may be a jiu-jitsu expert who locks your head between her legs until the police arrive. The guy in this video knows what we’re talking about.

The badass above is Monique Bastos, a little-known Brazilian MMA fighter. She was recently on her way to train when some misguided youths rolled up on her and demanded her phone. Not so fast! When Bastos noticed that the muggers were not armed, she decided to make them pay for their crimes.

“When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground,” she told “The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.”

Bastos first put the whiny mugger in a choke hold. Then she dragged him to the sidewalk and locked her legs around his head until the police arrived. Never has a mugger been happier to see flashing lights.