The female was rushed to hospital after the horrific incident where she was treated for her injuries.
Anastasia Zonina, 27, who is the editor in chief of a glossy magazine called 'Courage', had been invited to a birthday party for local businessman, Maxim Kotovshikov, at the 'ON BAR' where she was introduced to former MMA fighter Yegor Shchennikov.
During the celebration at the bar, located in the city of Yekaterinburg in central Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast region, the thug Shchennikov, 31, sought out Ms Zonina’s company.
CCTV footage, shows Shchennikov trying to talk to the journalist, however, he quickly became offended when he felt she did not give him enough attention.
The former MMA fighter attacked the woman 'for not paying him enough attention'
To punish her for the lack of interest in him, the brute decided to throw his drink in her face in front of another woman who is seen in the cameras hugging the businessman Kotovshikov, who is the head of a local jewellery company called Karat.
Retaliating, Ms Zonina tossed her drink at his chest, which only resulted in the former MMA fighter throwing a glass in her face.
Despite seeing the violent scenes unfold, neither the businessman or the other woman tried to stop the thug.
Moments later raging Shchennikov threw the hookah, which is a type of vaping device, at her, striking her in the head but fortunately not burning her, despite hot coals spilling out everywhere.
The female was rushed to hospital after the horrific incident
I did not know before that Maxim (Kotovshikov) had been sentenced before
Speaking to local media afterwards when pictures of her injuries were revealed, she said she was stunned that her host had not done anything to protect her.
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According to Russian news website E1, Kotovshikov and Shchennikov met in prison in 2009, where they were both serving a sentence for rape.
Ms Zonina said she never expected the host to stand by and watch while she was being attacked.
She said: "I did not know before that Maxim (Kotovshikov) had been sentenced before. I have always had a good relationship with him and respected him.
“I would never have believed that he could sit by and do nothing when I was attacked like this."