An 18-year-old jiu jitsu specialist scored the fastest submission in Bellator MMA history on Saturday, finishing his opponent in 11 seconds with a heel hook

Aviv GozaliTwitter / DAZN USAAviv Gozali.Twitter / DAZN USA

  • Aviv Gozali, 18, broke the Bellator MMA record for fastest submission win in company history Saturday.
  • At the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Gozali finished his opponent in 11 seconds with a heel hook.
  • Bellator MMA president Scott Coker confirmed the record on Twitter.
  • Watch the submission below.
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Aviv Gozali, an 18-year-old Isreali mixed martial artist, broke the Bellator MMA record for the fastest submission win in the company's history with a lightning quick heel hook Saturday.

Gozali stood across from the 5-foot-10 Belarusian fighter Eduard Muravitskiy in the first bout on the Bellator 225 show at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and finished his opponent in 11 seconds.

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Everything about the submission was timed to perfection.

Gozali ignored his opponent's gesture to touch gloves so he could slide into a single leg takedown within three seconds. He then jostled for a dominant position on the mat and went to work on the heel.

After Muravitskiy tapped, Gozali ran around the Bellator cage celebrating his win.

Watch the submission here:

Bellator MMA president Scott Coker confirmed the record on Twitter.

It should perhaps be no surprise that Gozali appears to be a highly-skilled jiu jitsu practitioner, as he is the son of Haim Gozali, the 46-year-old welterweight fighter who has won many gold, silver, and bronze medals in submission grappling and Brazilian jiu jitsu events.

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Haim Gozali is a fourth degree black belt. His son's 11 second win Saturday was the teenager's third victory Bellator MMA win, all of which have been via first round submission.

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