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The Bobster
09-01-2017, 10:21 AM

Lousy MMA fighter apparently tries his luck at robbing banks
By Stephanie Pagones
September 1, 2017 | 12:08pm

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He holds a 6-9 record as a fighter — and a 0-1 record as a bank robber.

NYPD cops say down-on-his-luck MMA fighter Sergio Dasilva scored more than $45,000 at an Astoria Citibank during a brazen daytime heist last month.

Dasilva, 31, was nabbed at his home less than one block away from the bank early Thursday

The 31-year-old MMA veteran – sometimes called “The Savage” – made some not-so-slick moves during the stick-up, police said. Despite making off with $45,964 in cash, police were able to identify him based on fingerprints left at the scene due to a prior 2008 arrest, police said.

An image released by cops after the Aug. 24 incident showed Dasilva standing behind the counter, dressed in dark colors, with his mouth covered underneath a hooded sweatshirt.

“Give me all the money. I will shoot everybody,” he told the three bank tellers, indicating he had a gun in his coat pocket.

Dasilva was charged with robbery. Details of a prior 2008 arrest are sealed.

The prizefighter Friday took to Facebook to say that he is home, and to thank friends and fans for ” all the love and support.

“As much as I would love to speak more about the allegations my legal team has rightfully advised me against discussing any details until the case is over,” he wrote early Friday morning.

“I’m ready to cooperate and clear up my name.”