UFC Fighter Valentina Shevchenko, Holly Holm’s Next Opponent, Involved in Terrifying Shootout in Peru (Video)
UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko, scheduled to take on Holly Holm next month, was caught in the middle of a terrifying shootout in Peru this week that left her trainer in critical condition.
TMZ has the security footage of the incident, and it’s pretty damned intense.
Shevchenko was eating dinner at a restaurant in Lima when three armed men in motorcycle helmets stormed in to rob the joint. Two of them stayed up front trying to get money from the register while one went to the back to get whatever he could off the diners.
What the criminals didn’t know was that Shevchenko’s trainer, Pavel Fedotov, was packing heat. So all of a sudden he came running from the back of the restaurant, gun blazing, firing shots at the robbers and sending them running for their lives.
As the robbers left the restaurant, they fired at least one shot back that struck Fedotov in the abdomen, at which point Shevchenko comes to his aid. Then you see another patron take Fedotov’s gun from him and continue the pursuit of the robbers.
At this point Fedotov’s condition in unknown, though one would think a gunshot wound to the abdomen left him in critical condition at the very least.
According to local reports, one of the robbers died outside the restaurant. However, it’s unclear who shot him. It could have been Fedotov, but it could also have been the man who grabbed Fedotov’s gun, or possibly even a police officer responding to the shots.
Stay tuned. More details hopefully to come.
Hat Tip – [TMZ]