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UFC fighter and his friend stop shooter at restaurant

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Two MMA fighters are being held heroes after they jumped into action to stop a gunman from shooting inside of a restaurant.

The incident was reported on Monday night at the RA Sushi in the Highland Park neighborhood of Houston, Texas.

Patrick Robinson and UFC’s Kevin Holland were eating at the restaurant around 11:30 p.m. when they say they heard gunfire:

“Everybody started getting down. Next thing you know, me and my buddy, we ran to the shooter, got him down, strangled him, took the gun from him, and then called the police. Police came and got him,” they told NBC-2 TV.

Holland and Robinson held the suspect until police arrived to the scene.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Ricardo Salas said that there were about 40 to 50 people inside of the restaurant at the time the suspect discharged his gun.

Authorities have identified the suspect as a 24-year-old man.

He is now facing possessing a stolen gun and discharge of a firearm charges. It was also said that he had narcotics on him at the time of his arrest and was wanted by police for failing to appear in court on a criminal mischief charge.