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MMA Fighter Witnesses NYC Assault, Takes Down Assailant

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Police and citizens in Manhattan’s Soho shopping district are happy that an MMA fighter was nearby when things got real. Ro Malabanan, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and judo yellow belt, was walking to his boxing instructor gig when he saw a “homeless man” sucker punch a construction worker for seemingly no reason. After checking to see if the punchee was alright, Malabanan went after the puncher, Samuel Frazier. Malabanan says his “instincts kicked in,” as he “jumped on Frazier’s back, used a seatbelt position to drag him down, and pinned him to the ground” until authorities arrived.


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