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Victory FC 51 Results: Robert Emerson Finally Becomes A Champion

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Robert Emerson earned his first MMA title Friday night, finishing Shawn West to become bantamweight champion at Victory FC 51.

The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from Des Moines, Iowa.

Emerson improved to 17-11 in his career with the second round submission win.

Also on the card, Mike Rhodes won the middleweight belt with a second round submission victory over Rakim Cleveland.

Former World Series of Fighting champion Rick Glenn picked up a decision, while Cameron Olson earned a submission win and Mike Plazola a knockout.

Complete results can be found below:

Robert Emerson def. Shawn West via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:30 of Round 2 to become Legacy FC bantamweight champion

Mike Rhodes def. Rakim Cleveland via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:42 of Round 2 to become Legacy FC middleweight champion

Rick Glenn def. Ramiro Hernandez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)

Cameron Olson def. Julius Anglickas via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:42 of Round 3

Mike Plazola def. Anthony Baccam via KO (strike) at 3:30 of Round 1