UFC's Reza Madadi to sentenced to 18 months in prison for role in heist

UFC lightweight Reza Madadi was involved in a robbery in Sweden, the country that he calls home, and today he was sentenced to 18 months for his role in the designer handbag heist. 

Madadi has been jailed since his arrest on May 27, 2013.

From MMA Junkie:

Surveillance-video footage from they May 24 incident shows three masked men arriving in a black Audi and breaking into the store with a sledgehammer in the early-morning hours. It reportedly took them several minutes to gain access, after which they took the most expensive items and got in a getaway car. Police gave chase and then apprehended the suspects.

Police said they tracked down the car, and broken glass on Madadi matched the type of glass that was broken in the robbery.

Madadi defeated Michael Johnson at UFC on FUEL TV 9 by Brabo choke in his last octagon appearance. He is 11-3 in his professional career.

Before the most recent run-in with the law, Madadi was also reportedly involved in the Västberga helicopter robbery, which was also in Sweden. During the alleged robbery, a helicopter was stolen from the Roslagens helicopter base in Norrtälje before three men burst through the roof of the building as bombs went off.

Madadi was later freed from any charges.

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