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Holly Holm's Next Opponent Ducks Bullets In Violent Robbery ... Trainer Shot In Gut

Holly Holm's Next Opponent Ducks Bullets In Violent Robbery ... Trainer Shot In Gut

5/31/2016 8:06 AM PDT
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The UFC fighter who's scheduled to take on Holly Holm in July miraculously escaped injury in a violent shootout in Peru ... though her trainer was shot while exchanging gunfire with the bad guys. 

The woman caught in the crossfire is Valentina Shevchenko -- who was reportedly dining at a restaurant in Lima when three gun-toting men in motorcycle helmets came in to rob the place. 

Shevchenko's trainer, Pavel Fedotov, pulled out his own firearm and began shooting at the robbers -- causing them to flee. 

But during their retreat, one of the robbers shot Fedotov in the gut ... sending him crashing to the ground. Security footage shows Shevchenko rushing to her trainer's aid.

According to local reports, one of the robbers was killed by gunfire outside of the restaurant. The other two reportedly escaped. 

Fedotov was reportedly taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. We've reached out to Shevchenko's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

FYI, Shevchenko and Fedotov are gun enthusiasts who have recently posted videos showing off their skills at a gun range. In fact, Shevchenko's nickname is "Bullet."

[H/T MMA Fighting]

 

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