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Mugger pleads for 'daddy' after trying to rob female MMA fighter

A Brazilian street robber got a taste of his own medicine when the woman he attacked took him down in a few swift moves.

The robber ended up pleading for mercy after the woman he tried to hold up held him in a leg grip until the police arrived.

Footage has emerged of the attack on a street in Acailandia in western Brazil.

Wesley Sousa de Araujo approached Monique Bastos, unaware that she is a professional MMA fighter and jiu-jitsu blue belt.

She also has six professional MMA fights on her record.

The men cornered Bastos on their motorbike before she took Araujo to the ground in a 'rear-naked choke' and held him in a 'triangle choke' for 20 minutes until the police arrived.

Araujo can be heard screaming in the footage: "Daddy, daddy, call the police, daddy. Help Jesus. I swear, it was the first time I've ever done this. Help, Lord, somebody help me. Where's my mum?"

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