This tale starts as many of this nature do. Brent Alvarez and Billy Denney, who hail from Oregon, were in Los Angeles for a jiu-jitsu tournament. One night they were walking through the lobby of the hotel they were staying at when they heard the clerk cry out for help.
He was doing so because an armed gunman had just walked behind the counter and demanded cash. After obliging him, the clerk yelled out and Alvarez and Denney showed up to the rescue.
The two budding professionals, who sport a combined amateur record of 9-2, proceeded to subdue the armed gunman via wrist control and a very carefully applied rear-naked choke. They then held on to the robber until police arrived.
And another one bites the dust.
Just a day in the life of a mixed martial artist walking through a hotel lobby. Watch the security footage of the entire incident after the jump.