(Curated Story via BusinessInsider.com)
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.
Everything about the submission was timed to perfection.
Fastest submission in @BellatorMMA history 🙌
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) August 24, 2019
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.
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
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