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Former MMA fighter accused of raping drunk woman

By Brad Hunter, Toronto Sun

Video footage shows Rodolfo Ramirez carrying the alleged victim over his shoulder. (Scottsdale Police Department)

Video footage shows Rodolfo Ramirez carrying the alleged victim over his shoulder. (Scottsdale Police Department)

A former MMA fighter is shown in shocking video footage flinging an unconscious woman over his shoulder — just before he allegedly raped her.

Cops say Rodolfo Ramirez, 28, was arrested and charged with two counts of kidnapping, three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse.

The alleged victim had been out drinking with pals in a Scottsdale, Ariz., bar called the Bottled Blonde. She was left near the entrance of the bar to wait while her friend got her car.

And then she vanished.

The video footage shows Ramirez carrying the alleged victim over his shoulder minutes later. The woman said she kept blacking out during the sex assault — some of which was captured by the cameras.

Court documents obtained by ABC 15 claim Ramirez then assaulted her twice more at home.

When confronted by detectives, the former MMA man denied knowing the young woman and then said she “wasn’t pretty enough” and “not his type.” Later he said that he “made a mistake and was not a bad guy.”

He has been denied bail.

Ramirez has fought twice professionally, winning both bouts. His last fight came in March 2014.



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