Hero UFC star, 29, submits 24-year-old shooter at sushi restaurant in Houston

A professional mixed martial arts fighter bragged in his Instagram Story on Monday night that he successfully subdued a gunman at a sushi restaurant – while apparently drunk – a year after arresting a car thief .

Kevin Holland, 29, a UFC welterweight, was at Ra Sushi in the Highland Village of Houston, Texas at around 11:30 p.m. Monday night when a 24-year-old entered the restaurant and shot a shot in the air.

Many of the restaurant’s roughly 50 customers at the time went into hiding afterwards, ABC 13 reports – but not Holland.

He and two of his friends, who were having dinner at the time, quickly sprang into action to help take down the shooter before the cops even arrived on the scene.

In the aftermath, Holland posted a video of the cops at the scene, saying there had been a “shootout” and writing, “I’m drunk and fighting, kung fu fighting.”

He added in a second video that the suspect was fine as he was taken into custody.

Kevin Holland, 29, a UFC welterweight, bragged on his Instagram Story that he was able to take down a gunman while apparently drunk on Monday night

Kevin Holland, 29, a UFC welterweight, bragged on his Instagram Story that he was able to take down a gunman while apparently drunk on Monday night

In a second video, he added that the suspect was fine as he had been taken into custody.

In a second video, he added that the suspect was fine as he had been taken into custody.

Holland said he used his kung fu skills to help take out the shooter

Holland said he used his kung fu skills to help take out the shooter

A friend of his, Patrick Robinson, spoke to ABC 13 about the action.

“We were eating and the next thing you know, a gunshot just went out,” the Dallas native said. “So it all stopped and then everyone started running to get under a table.”

But, he told Click2Houston, “We quickly jumped on it, went to the shooter, shot him.”

“He had a backpack on him,” Robinson added. “We took the backpack away from him because we didn’t know what was in it.

“And pretty much everything went well from there.”

By the time cops arrived on the scene, they said, Jesus Edrai Cardiel Samaniego, 24, was already subdued and had his gun taken away.

In the aftermath, Holland posted video of police at the scene as he stood next to Robinson, saying there had been a ‘shooting’ and writing, ‘I’m drunk and fighting I’m beat kung fu”.

He added in a second video that the suspect was fine.

Samaniego now faces charges of Possession of a Stolen Weapon and Discharge of a Firearm.

According to the police, he also had narcotics on him at the time of the arrest.

His friend, Patrick Robinson, told ABC 13 how they sprang into action immediately after the shooter fired into the air.

His friend, Patrick Robinson, told ABC 13 how they sprang into action immediately after the shooter fired into the air.

The shooting happened at Ra Sushi in Houston, Texas around 11:30 p.m. while Holland and his friends were having dinner.

Jesus Edray Cardiel Samaniego, 24, now faces charges of possessing a stolen weapon and discharging a firearm

Jesus Edray Cardiel Samaniego, 24, now faces charges of possessing a stolen weapon and discharging a firearm

Police said he had narcotics on him when he was arrested on Monday evening

Police said he had narcotics on him when he was arrested on Monday evening

But it wasn’t the first time Holland had displayed his real-life heroism.

Last year, while returning home to Texas from a UFC fight in Las Vegas, he helped apprehend a car thief.

He told Bleacher Report that he was driving home in October when he noticed a car speeding out of a parking lot.

Moments later, he said, a man came running up behind him shouting “Hey, he stole my car.”

Holland then decided to chase the fleeing car, and when he pulled up alongside, the driver fled.

He then continued to follow the car in the area near his home, according to Bleacher Report.

At one point during the chase, the driver crashed into a tree – but as Holland tried to approach him, the driver reversed and tried to drive towards him instead.

He immediately got back into his car and said he noticed the alleged victim had now gotten into a truck and was also chasing the thief.

Eventually the driver crashed into a trailer and tried to escape on foot as Holland gave chase.

When he finally caught up with the thief, he said, he used his Brazilian jiu jitsu skills and held the suspect in place in Saginaw, Texas, until police arrived on the scene. places.

Last year, Holland managed to hold off a car thief until the cops arrived on the scene

Last year, Holland managed to hold off a car thief until the cops arrived on the scene

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