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Cross-dressed fighters decked attackers

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Welsh police said a night ended poorly for two men who attacked a pair of apparent transvestites only to discover they were cage fighters in costumes.

Police in Swansea said Dean Gardener, 19, and Jason Fender, 22, were involved in another street fight shortly before they encountered the two men in ladies' garb out on the street, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

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"Unfortunately they were extremely drunk. They had been out drinking jugs of cocktails and Fender had drunk at least 10 pints of cider," said Mark Davies, who defended Gardener and Fender in Swansea Magistrates' Court.

Police said security camera footage depicts Gardener throwing a punch at one of the men, who was dressed in a pink wig, a miniskirt and a tube top. However, both attackers were quickly floored by punches from the second cage fighter, who was wearing a wig and a sparkling black dress.

Investigators said the attackers apparently believed their would-be victims to be transvestites, but they were actually dressed in costume for a stag party.

Gardener and Fender, who were arrested while stumbling down the street after the fight, pleaded guilty to using abusive words and behavior. They were sentenced to four months of community service as well as given a 7 p.m. curfew and electronic tags.

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