Viktor Lyall, an Australian MMA fighter, appears in a popular self-defense clip.
An Australian MMA fighter recently described how two assailants forced him into a remarkable performance of self defense.
After a video of an Australian MMA fighter defending himself against two attackers in Queensland went viral on social media, people all over the world were awestruck by his amazing act of self-defense.
In the video, Viktor Lyall, the eighth-ranked MMA fighter in Australia, is approached by two males, one of whom is shirtless, in Brisbane's Brunswick Street Mall.
According to the Instagram page StrikingBreakdowns, Lyall was stepping in after observing the two men kicking one another while they lay on the ground.
Over 400,000 people have liked the video of the incident, which happened in April, on Instagram, and thousands of people have watched it on YouTube.
In an interview with The Chronicle, Lyall described how he quickly kicked the shirtless man in the head and then caught him with a check hook to the jaw when he tried to sucker-punch the skilled fighter. Lyall said, "I never laid hands on either of those males, nor needed to until the events of that video transpired and I needed to defend myself.
"I was only getting involved to help another party. You can see fairly clearly from the video that I don't want to hurt anyone, else I would have, and I'm going away getting followed. It's when I got involved, and that's the only reason I got involved.
Owner of the Instagram account and MMA content creator Lawrence Kenshin applauded Lyall for maintaining his composure under pressure and keeping his distance at all times.
The most impressive self-defense video I've seen in a while. Two men are kicking a man on the ground when an MMA fighter spots them and tries to stop them, according to a post by account owner Lawrence Kenshin.
They continually look for an opportunity to sucker punch him and turn against him.
With his MMA and security business knowledge, he is constantly vigilant to avoid being encircled and getting attacked from a blind area.
"After firing a warning shot, they engage after constantly threatening him. To pick on someone is wrong.
"Far too many skilled athletes fail to remain alert to these types of events and suffer the price in similar circumstances,"