A video of Filipino American mixed martial arts fighter Ro Malabanan, 44, preventing a violent assault on a construction worker while he was on his way to work in New York City on July 27 has gone viral on the Internet. Malabanan stopped the attack when he was on his way to work in the city. The combatant has received widespread plaudits on the internet, with many users referring to him as a “hero.”
Malabanan, who holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a yellow belt in judo, witnessed the attacker, later identified as 28-year-old Samuel Frazier, sucker-punch a construction worker in Manhattan’s SoHo shopping district. The incident took place after Malabanan witnessed the attack. Malabanan has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a yellow belt in judo. He was quoted as saying, “I just got out of the subway, and I was on Broadway and Prince, heading to work, and two guys who were walking towards me, a third guy showed up out of nowhere, just sucker punched one of the guys, and punched him on the side of his face.” This information was obtained from Yahoo! After the event, Malabanan described it in further detail on his Instagram account. He remarked, “My jiu-jitsu instincts suddenly kicked in. I landed on his back and hopped off. He attempted to swing me off at that time, but those of you who are in the know are aware that a seatbelt position brought him down to the floor, and I instantly grabbed his back and pinned him to the ground. The specialist in martial arts continued to maintain top position over the suspect until law enforcement came.
People who utilize social media expressed their admiration for his courage, and numerous people referred to him as a hero for aiding the victim. One person said that you are a super hero, while another wrote that you performed well and looked nice while you were doing it.
There was a tweet that said, “Love it! I’m relieved that he was found. Ro Malabanan is an incredible and courageous person. Another person remarked that they have a lot of respect for the New York vigilante Ro Malabanan. I am thankful that there are good Samaritans like him in this world since the city does not take sufficient measures to remove persons who cause problems off the streets. Thank you very much and best wishes to him.”
Who is Ro Malabanan?
Malabanan was raised in New York City despite having been born in the Philippines. When he was nine years old, he made the journey to the United States of America with his family. He is presently based in New York, where he practices jiu-jitsu and instructs boxing. After being subjected to racist discrimination, Yahoo! reports that he began training in several forms of martial arts.