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Matt Bessette

Matt "The Mangler" Bessette
  • Given Name: Matthew James Bessette
  • MMA Record: 20-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Mangler
  • Current Streak: 5 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1984.12.28
  • Last Fight: August 12, 2016 in CES
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Underdog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.5" (179cm)
  • 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  |  Instagram  |  Tapology

Tapology Worldwide Rankings For Matt Bessette Rankings FAQ

Matt Bessette Featherweight Ranking History

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

  • US Northeast

    US Northeast

    updated Tue Aug 23 15:24:37 2016
    #1
    Matt Bessette is the 1st ranked of 210 active US Northeast Pro Featherweights.
    Also ranked at: Lightweight (1st)
  • New England

    New England

    updated Mon Aug 22 11:18:37 2016
    #1
    Matt Bessette is the 1st ranked of 71 active New England Pro Featherweights.
    Also ranked at: Lightweight (1st)

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Matt Bessette MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Stephen Cervantes CES 37 2016.08.12
Cancelled Bout Pedro Gonzalez CES 37 2016.08.12
Win | Submission | Leglock
4:38 Round 2 of 5, 9:38 Total

Us Joe Pingitore
19-7-0 6-1-1

Us CES 37: Summer Gold
Co-Main Event | Title Match | Featherweight | 145

2016.08.12
Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Jairo Soares CES 36 2016.06.10
Reason: Soares licensing issue
Win | Submission | Choke
4:50 Round 1 of 3

Us Ran Weathers
18-7-0 18-22-0

Us CES 36: Andrews vs. Muro
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.06.10
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO
3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total

Us Keith Richardson
17-7-0 14-6-0

Us Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.04.22
Weigh-In: 145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Tito Jones CES 33 2016.03.11
Win | Submission | Choke
2:42 Round 1 of 3

Us Taurean Bogguess
16-7-0 14-10-0

Us CES 33: Soukhamthath vs. Nordby
Main Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs

2016.03.11
Weigh-In: 150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Submission | Leglock
3:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Kevin Roddy
15-7-0 15-15-1

Us Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.10.23
Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:39 Round 1 of 3

Ca Lenny Wheeler
15-6-0 8-3-0

Us CES 30: Lane vs Felix II
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 150 lbs

2015.08.14
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Lenny Wheeler CES 29 2015.06.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total

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

Us 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
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

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

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

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

Us 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

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

Us Reality Fighting
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

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

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

Us Reality Fighting
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

Us John Benoit
6-2-0 11-2-0

Us 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

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

Us 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

Us Andrew Amaral
4-2-0 2-2-0

Us Reality Fighting : Ignition
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

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

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

Us Reality Fighting : Ferocity
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.07
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Chris Chappell

Us Full Force Productions

2009.02.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:18 Round 2 of 3, 5:18 Total

Us Jeff Camara
2-1-0 2-3-0

Us Reality Fighting: Collision
Main Card

2008.07.19
Referee: Randy Rowe
Win | Submission | Choke
2:45 Round 2 of 3, 5:45 Total

Us Andres Lebron
1-1-0 0-0-0

Us Reality Fighting: Nightmare
Main Card

2008.04.12
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Bill Jones
1-0-0 1-0-0

Us Reality Fighting: Annihilation
Main Card

2008.01.19
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Chris Correira

Us Reality Fighting

2007.09.15

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