Oleksiy Olinyk became the first fighter to execute an ezekiel choke in the UFC octagon. At UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Oliynyk submitted Viktor Pesta in the first round. Oliynyk attempted the choke several times, including standing, but he finally secured it when he baited Pesta into the mount.
Ryron and Rener Gracie, joined by Vince Vaughn, broke down the submission on their “Gracie Breakdown” Youtube channel. Check out the video below for a few variations of the setup.