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"The Mangler"

13-5-0

Matt Bessette

Matt "The Mangler" Bessette
  • Given Name: Matthew James Bessette
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Mangler
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1984.12.28
  • Last Fight: March 28, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Underdog
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Matt Bessette MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Scott Cleve
Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.09.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Daniel Weichel
Ref: Jason Herzog
Bellator 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs
2014.03.28
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Diego Nunes
Ref: Kevin MacDonald
Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M'Pumbu
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs
2014.02.28
Odds: +230 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 145.25 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:41 Round 1 of 3
Nick Piedmont
Ref: Kevin MacDonald
Bellator 98: Schlemenko vs. Cooper
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.09.07
Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jeff Anderson
Reality Fighting: New Year's Bash
Main Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs
2013.01.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Paul Barrow
Ref: Kevin MacDonald
Bellator 81
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.11.16
Weigh-In: 150.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Aniss Alhajjajy
Reality Fighting
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.09.22
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
4:43 Round 3 of 3, 14:43 Total
Andres Jeudi
Reality Fighting
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.06.02
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Saul Almeida
Ref: Todd Anderson
Bellator 63
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.03.30
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Joe Proctor
Reality Fighting: Gonzaga vs. Porter
Main Card | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.10.08
Win | Submission | Choke
4:59 Round 2 of 5, 9:59 Total
John Benoit
Ref: Kevin MacDonald
GFL 10: Benoit vs Bessette
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155
2011.04.15
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Anthony Kaponis
Reality Fighting : Eruption
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.10.09
Win | Submission | Choke
3:30 Round 2 of 3, 8:30 Total
Andrew Amaral
Ref: Kirik Jenness
Reality Fighting : Ignition
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.07.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total
Andrew Carron
Reality Fighting : Ferocity
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.11.07
Loss | Submission | Choke Chris Chappell Full Force Productions 2009.02.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Jeff Camera Reality Fighting 2008.07.19
Win | Submission | Choke Andres Lebron Reality Fighting 2008.04.12
Loss | Decision | Split Bill Jones Reality Fighting 2008.01.19
Win | Submission | Choke Chris Correira Reality Fighting 2007.09.15

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