Anthony Miranda, 24, attempted a robbery and carjacking, police said, but his would-be prey was a 33-year-old mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championships. The tables were turned rather quickly, reports the Chicago Tribune.
According to police, the near-victim said Miranda approached his car on near Kenneth Ave. and 55th St. and asked for a light. The man, who did not want to be identified, said he didn’t have a light when Miranda pulled a gun, demanded valuables and told the driver to get out of the car, police said.
What happened next is probably what you would expect when someone tries to rob an MMA fighter: a struggle ensued.
Miranda was left with bad bruises all over his face and a bullet in his ankle after the gun discharged during the presumably one-sided fight, according to the report.
The UFC fighter was able to hold Miranda on the ground until police arrived.
Miranda got a trip to the hospital and is being held on $350,000 bail.
According to the Tribune, Miranda is on parole and has served time for multiple burglaries. He was released from prison in March 2010.