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"The Mangler"

15-6-0

Matt Bessette

Matt "The Mangler" Bessette
  • Given Name: Matthew James Bessette
  • MMA Record: 15-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Mangler
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1984.12.28
  • Last Fight: June 12, 2015 in CES
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Underdog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total

Khama Worthy
14-6-0 7-3-0

CES 29
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.06.12
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Cancelled Bout Lenny Wheeler CES 29 2015.06.12
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Josh LaBerge
13-6-0 9-4-0

Bellator 134: Newton vs. McGeary
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.02.27
Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Bryan Miner
Cancelled Bout Kevin Roddy Reality Fighting 2015.01.03
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Scott Cleve
13-5-0 14-4-0

Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.09.05
Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Daniel Weichel
13-4-0 32-8-0

Bellator 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 145 lbs

2014.03.28
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Diego Nunes
12-4-0 18-5-0

Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M'Pumbu
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2014.02.28
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 145.3 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:41 Round 1 of 3

Nick Piedmont
11-4-0 8-3-1

Bellator 98: Schlemenko vs. Cooper
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.09.07
Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jeff Anderson
10-4-0 10-6-0

Reality Fighting: New Year's Bash
Main Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs

2013.01.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Paul Barrow
9-4-0 5-2-0

Bellator 81
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.11.16
Weigh-In: 150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Aniss Alhajjajy
8-4-0 5-4-0

Reality Fighting
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.09.22
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
4:43 Round 3 of 3, 14:43 Total

Andres Jeudi
8-3-0 4-0-0

Reality Fighting
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.02
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Saul Almeida
7-3-0 12-1-0

Bellator 63
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.03.30
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Joe Proctor
7-2-0 6-1-0

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
6-2-0 11-2-0

GFL 10: Benoit vs Bessette
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2011.04.15
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Anthony Kaponis
5-2-0 3-1-0

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
4-2-0 2-2-0

Reality Fighting : Ignition
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.07.17
Referee: Kirik Jenness
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Andrew Carron
3-2-0 5-1-0

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 Camara

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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