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 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.Read more: Ronda Rousey posted a graphic photo of the bloody, mangled finger that surgeons had to reattach to her after a 'freak accident' on a film set
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.
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.