Bjorn Rebney thinks Marcin Held is the best submission fighter in the lightweight division

Marcin Held scored his eleventh career submission on Saturday night at Bellator 120 as he defeated Nate Jolly with an armbar in the first round on the preliminary card. Marcin Held

It was his fifth submission win in Bellator, which is now tied with Alexandre Bezerra for the most submissions in Bellator history.

Following the Bellator 120 card on Saturday night, Bellator MMA Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in his post fight scrum that he considers Held the best submission fight in the world at 155 pounds.

“I think he is the best submission fighter we got in the world at 55,” Rebney told “I asked you earlier, who do you think is better than him submission wise at 55? You can argue about whether he is one of the best mixed martial artist in the world at 55 but once the fight goes to the ground, who is better than him at lightweight, nobody.”

Held (19-3) will face Patricky Pitbull later this year in the season ten lightweight tournament final and this will be the second tournament final for both fighters. Pitbull is currently recovering from a hand injury and is expected to return to training in the next couple of weeks.

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