This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (CSAC, California)
Pro Record: 17-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Oyama
Age: 34
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 8 Inch(es).
Weight: 155 lbs.
Out of: Irvine, CA
Born: Huntington Beach, CA

Rob Emmerson's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
10/03/2014 Loss Rafael Morcego Bellator MMA 127 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/11/2014 Win Joseph Taimanglo Bellator MMA 116: Beltran vs. Matyushenko Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/18/2013 Win Jared Downing Bellator MMA 104 Submission Heel Hook 1 1:44
10/04/2012 Win Musa Toliver Fights Guaranteed Submission Triangle Choke 1 4:20
NSF 08/16/2012 Win Jason Williams Hanger @ OC Fairgrounds Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:05
03/09/2012 Win Savant Young Lemoore, CA 03/09/12 Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 4:29
01/29/2011 Loss Justin Salas Full Force Fighting 01/29/11 Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Title Fight
12/04/2010 Win Eric Reynolds Art of Fighting 12/04/10 Decision Split Decision 3
09/25/2010 Win Rodney Rhoden Champions For Children TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:33
03/31/2010 Loss Nik Lentz UFC Fight Night Florian vs Gomi Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/06/2010 Win Phillipe Nover UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/19/2009 Loss Rafael Dos Anjos UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/07/2009 Loss Kurt Pellegrino UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 3:14
08/09/2008 Win Manny Gamburyan UFC 87: Seek & Destroy KO Strike 1 0:12
02/02/2008 Win Keita Nakamura UFC 81: Breaking Point Decision Split Decision 0
06/23/2007 NC Gray Maynard UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale 2 0:39
* 02/12/2007 Loss Corey Hill UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Decision Unanimous Decision 0
* 02/02/2007 Loss Nate Diaz UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Submission 2 4:46
NSF 08/27/2006 Win Kenji Arai Pancrase: 2006 Blow-Out Tour 6 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/02/2006 Win Takafumi Ito Pancrase: 2006 Blow-Out Tour 4 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/11/2006 Win Jakie Schmitt Total Combat Entertainment 13 KO 2 1:51
NSF 09/23/2005 Win Julian Samaniego King of the Cage 61: Flash Point KO 1 2:15
NSF 02/19/2005 Loss Melvin Guillard Reality Combat Fighting 26: Cold Hearted Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 11/14/2004 Loss Randy Velarde King of the Cage 44: Revenge Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 09/24/2004 Win Joe Camacho King of the Cage 41: Relentless Decision Unanimous Decision 5
NSF 05/30/2004 Win Justin Berkley Total Combat Entertainment 3 Submission Side Choke 2
NSF 04/18/2004 Loss Dokonjonosuke Mishima Deep: 14th Impact Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/14/2003 Loss Javier Vazquez Shooto: Warrior Spirit:Evolution Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 05/02/2003 Win Chris Brennan Hitman Fighting 3 Submission Achilles Lock
NSF 12/07/2002 Loss Jamal Perkins King of the Cage 19: Street Fighter Decision Unanimous Decision 5
NSF 06/29/2002 Loss Jens Pulver Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Pulver vs Emerson Decision 3
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Rob Emerson is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA) fighter. He currently fights in the lightweight division. Rob fought the UFC Champion Jens Pulver in his first fight and went on to even tougher matches, all of which have made him a formidable fighter. He was a black belt under Mixed Martial Arts legend Marco Ruas. A potential MMA superstar, Rob is noted for his tremendous striking skills and is very difficult to take to the ground. He will be fighting for the Pancrase organization while not fighting in the U.S. and looks forward to becoming the 15th King of Pancrase. He is a member of Team Oyama under Colin Oyama.