When Stockton, Calif. native Abel Simmons sat down to watch UFC 160 with his wife and two kids on Saturday night, he probably didn't think he was going to have to use any of the MMA moves that he saw later on in the night. But when he returned home that evening and pulled into his driveway, a man attempted to carjack him and his family. So he hopped out of the car and started to fight with the man. And within a few seconds, he was able to get the man into a guillotine choke—an MMA chokehold that he had seen used in UFC before.
"I had him in a guillotine choke," he said later, "and he wasn't getting out of that. I had that lock really tight. I just held him in place and said, 'Well, guess you are going to jail tonight, buddy.'"
And that's exactly what happened. Simmons' wife called 911, the police came and arrested the man, and the attempted carjacker was eventually hit with attempted carjacking, battery, and resisting arrest charges. UFC is often criticized for being too brutal. But in this particular case, it very well may have saved a man's life.