A man was punched to the ground during an unprovoked attack inside a Huddersfield nightclub.
Jamie Bond was left with pain to his head and a ripped shirt following the assault at Mavericks 80s Lounge.
Dane Brookes admitted charges of assault, being drunk and disorderly in public and resisting a constable acting in the execution of his duty when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that the incident happened at just before 2am on June 28.
Mr Bond had been out with a friend and his girlfriend and they had gone to various pubs in the town centre before ending their evening in the nightclub.
Mr Bozman said: “He’d (Mr Bond) gone and ordered a drink from the bar and the next thing he knew was Mr Brookes came out from nowhere and grabbed him.”
The court heard that Brookes, of Royd Street in Longwood, grabbed Mr Bond in a headlock and started punching him.
Mr Bond ended up on his back on the floor where the 27-year-old continued to kick him to the head and face.
Magistrates were told that Mr Bond tried to shield himself during the attack as he friend and girlfriend rushed to his assistance.
Mr Bozman said: “Eventually the door staff were able to restrain Mr Brookes and get him outside.
“He was still trying to go for Mr Bond as they were escorting him out.
“Mr Bond said he’d never met Mr Brookes before and had no idea how this happened.”
While outside the club, Brookes continued to struggle and kick out.
He swore and swung his arms about as two police officers came to assist.
In interview Brookes said he’d drunk eight pints of Guinness and didn’t remember how the incident developed.
He told magistrates: “I don’t really know why it happened - I was that drunk but it’s no excuse.”
Magistrates sentenced him to a 16-week curfew on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
He must also pay Mr Bond £50 compensation as well as £150 court charge, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.