|Born||6 May 1973|
Bat Yam, Israel
|Other names||Batman, Zohan|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ninjutsu, Karate|
|Fighting out of||Bat Yam, Israel|
|Team||Renzo Gracie Israel|
|Rank||4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Black belt in Ninjutsu
Black belt in Karate
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Haim Gozali (Hebrew: חיים גוזלי; born May 6, 1973), also known by the nickname Batman, is an Israeli mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA and a 4th degree Jiu Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie.
Gozali's fighting nickname, Batman, comes from his fascination with the superhero. He has "collected enough Batman comics and paraphernalia to fill up a most of a room in his house in Bat Yam" and he "has enough Batman tattoos to cover a good part of his skin, with the bat-sign prominently carried across his chest."
Mixed martial arts career
In 2010, Gozali produced the MMA event Israel FC: Genesis in Israel, that featured multiple UFC veterans. Following the event's success, he later signed with Bellator MMA to work as a promoter and produced 3 events in Israel with the promotion - Bellator 164, Bellator 188 and Bellator 209, which took place at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.
On November 16, 2017 Gozali scored the second fastest submission in Bellator's Welterweight division, ending the fight 45 seconds into the first round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||8 wins||5 losses|
|Win||10–6||Dmitriy Makhotskiy||Submission (heel hook)||RFP: International MFC 1||December 14, 2018||1||2:57||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||9–6||Alexey Kolesnikov||Submission (armbar)||RFP: International MFC 1||December 14, 2018||1||2:37||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Loss||8–6||Ryan Couture||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 209||November 16, 2018||3||5:00||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Loss||8–5||Jose Campos||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 192||January 20, 2018||3||5:00||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||8–4||Arsen Faitovich||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 188||November 16, 2017||1||0:45||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Loss||7–4||Ryan Couture||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 180||June 24, 2017||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||7–3||Zane Clerk||Submission (heel hook)||Bellator 164||November 10, 2016||1||1:41||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Win||6–3||Zdravko Zdravkov||Submission (armbar)||AFN 1||September 15, 2012||1||0:33||Sliven, Bulgaria|
|Loss||5–3||Rustam Bogatyrev||TKO (retirement)||MFP: Mayor Cup 2012||May 26, 2012||1||5:00||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|Loss||5–2||Ronaldo Souza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Jungle Fight 7||December 17, 2006||1||1:33||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Win||5–1||Alcs Plotkin||Submission (triangle choke)||WPKL 2||May 7, 2004||1||2:22||Israel|
|Win||4–1||Yakov Mazer||KO (punch)||WPKL 1||March 23, 2003||1||1:35||Israel|
|Win||3–1||Dan Koan||Submission (punches)||IVTC 2||March 11, 2002||1||4:55||Israel|
|Win||2–1||Guy Micali||Submission (punches)||IFFC 1||December 5, 2000||1||3:34||Israel|
|Win||1–1||Maer Cobi Coen||Submission (triangle choke)||IVTC 1||April 14, 2000||1||2:34||Israel|
|Loss||0–1||Carlos Newton||Submission (armbar)||IFC: Israel vs. Canada||January 1, 1998||1||0:00||Israel|
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