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Matt Bessette

Matt "The Mangler" Bessette
  • Given Name: Matthew James Bessette
  • MMA Record: 22-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Mangler
  • Current Streak: 7 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1984.12.28
  • Last Fight: May 12, 2017 in CES
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Underdog Mixed Martial Arts
  • 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

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Matt Bessette MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Kurt Holobaugh
22-7-0 17-4-0

Us Dana White's Contender Series 1
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.07.11
Cancelled Bout Jeremy Spoon CES 44 2017.05.12
Win | KO/TKO
5:00 Round 2 of 5, 10:00 Total

Us Rey Trujillo
21-7-0 22-18-0

Us CES 44: Bessette vs. Trujillo
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2017.05.12
Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO
0:32 Round 3 of 5, 10:32 Total

Us Kevin Croom
20-7-0 17-7-0

Us CES 41: Bessette vs. Croom
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2017.01.27
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
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 2-3-0

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
2:13 Round 3 of 3, 12:13 Total

Us Chris Chappell
3-1-0 3-1-0

Us Untamed 26
Main Card

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
Round 3 of 3

Us Chris Correira
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us Reality Fighting: Invictus
Main Card

2007.09.15

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