MMA's Joe Schilling KOs Bar Patron W/ Violent Flurry Of Punches, Claims Self Defense

MMA fighter Joe Schilling — who last fought professionally in 2019 for Bellator — knocked out a man at a bar with a vicious combo of punches … and the violent incident was all caught on video.

It’s unclear when and where the barrage went down — we’re working on it — but Schilling confirmed on his social media page Monday he was the puncher.

In his post, Schilling claimed he acted simply out of self defense … writing he believed the whole situation was “life threatening” for him.

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The footage from the scene, meanwhile, is intense … you can see in the clip, when a man in a shirt and tie appeared to inadvertently block Schilling on his way through a walkway at the bar — things got heated.

Schilling seemed to move the man out of the way … and when the man appeared to say something in response, the 37-year-old fighter turned around.

Seconds later, Schilling can be seen in the footage unloading at least four punches on the guy’s face … sending him crashing to the ground.

Schilling seemed to comment on the situation further in his Instagram stories later Monday morning … writing, “If you think I’m going to be the guy to calm everything down you got me f***ed up.”

He added, “I’m here for the show.”

It’s unclear if law enforcement was involved.

We’ve reached out to Schilling for comment, but so far, no word back yet.

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