Local MMA fighter wins lightweight title belt
Iron Pit Fight Team's Robert Burgess holds up the Northern California Super Lightweight Title belt he won during a fight in Vacaville on Aug. 30. Photo by Maddie Musante
Sept. 10 — Robert Burgess has only been training with the Iron Pit Fight Team for about a year, but he already boasts a 5-1 record and recently won his second title belt.
Burgess went head-to-head with Gabriel David on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Vacaville and came away with a hard-fought victory after a five-round judges’ decision with scores of 50-45, 49-46 and 50-45.
The win got him the Northern California Super Lightweight Title belt.
“It was awesome, the greatest feeling in the world. I don’t know how to explain it. It was so cool,” Burgess said of winning the belt.