UFC Fighter Kevin Holland Helped Take Down Gunman Who Fired Shot Inside Of Crowded Houston Restaurant

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  • UFC fighter Kevin Holland was one of three men who took down gunman inside crowded Houston restaurant on Monday night.
  • This is the second time in less than a year that Holland has helped take down a criminal in public.
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UFC fighter Kevin Holland might be a real-life superhero.

Back in October, Holland chased down and apprehended an alleged car thief in his neighborhood.

Holland’s heroic efforts don’t stop there. On Monday night, Holland was reportedly one of three men who took down a gunman inside a crowded Houston restaurant.

Via ABC 13 Houston

Some quick-thinking customers, who also have some fighting chops, took down a man with a gun at Ra Sushi in Highland Village late Monday night, police said.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. when police say a panic alarm went off at the restaurant, and they also received witness calls for a shooting in progress.

When officers arrived, a suspect was already in custody but not by authorities. They were being held by Ra Sushi customers.

According to HPD Sgt. Ricardo Salas, 40-50 people were inside the restaurant, but had to duck for cover when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired one time into the air.

Three customers rushed the shooter, and likely saved a lot of lives, Salas said.

“We were eating, and the next thing you know, a gunshot just popped off. So everything paused and then everybody started running to get down under a table,” said Patrick Robinson, one of the people who stopped the shooter.

Robinson and his friend ran toward the armed suspect, who had fired the shot in the bar area. A third person had grabbed the suspect.

“We got him down, apprehended him, got the gun away from him and the bag that he had,” Robinson described.

Robinson and his friend are visiting from Dallas, with the latter scheduled to give a concert.

On top of that, both men said they train in mixed martial arts, but they never thought their skills would be needed in real life.

Holland declined to be interviewed by local media but posted about the incident on his Instagram page.

Update: Here’s Holland’s comment about the incident.

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