City street be­comes a UFC oc­tagon

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - THE SAUCE - BRENDEN HILLS

THREE men have been cap­tured on video en­gaged in a wild fight in the mid­dle of a road in in­ner Syd­ney.

Passers-by no­ticed the three men yelling and be­com­ing ag­gres­sive with each other on Kip­pax St near the corner of Holt St in Surry Hills about 2.30am on Satur­day.

One wit­ness, who asked not to be named, said he thought the three men were “mates” in­volved in some rough­hous­ing un­til one of the men de­liv­ered a sick­en­ing high kick to an­other’s head.

The in­jured man sprang to his feet and the fight­ing be­tween the three con­tin­ued.

The wit­ness said it soon be­came ap­par­ent he was see­ing a two-onone street brawl, which only ended when one of the fight­ers smashed a bot­tle and threat­ened to glass his op­po­nent.

A video of the fight be­gins with a man in a white and black T-shirt shap­ing up and punch­ing a smaller man in a light T-shirt to the head.

As this hap­pens, a third man, who was tall, mus­cu­lar and wear­ing a bum bag on his chest, comes to sup­port the smaller man and shapes up to the man in the black and white shirt. Bizarrely, with the fight over, the three men ap­pear to walk off in the same di­rec­tion.

A NSW Po­lice spokes­woman said there was no in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­cause the fight had not been re­ported to po­lice and there were no of­fi­cial vic­tims who had made a com­plaint.

The area which be­came a UFC oc­tagon is, like much of Surry Hills, be­com­ing gen­tri­fied but still re­tains some of its past rough edges.

Pic­ture: Gor­don McComiskie

The vi­cious brawl un­folds in Surry Hills.ON­LINESEE THE FULL VIDEODAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU

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