Matt Bessette

Matt Bessette

Matt Bessette

The Mangler

  • 24 - 10 - 0, 1 NC

    W-L-D

  • Age
    36
  • Height
    70 in 178 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    145.6 lbs 66 kg
  • Reach
    70.5 in 179 cm
  • Leg reach
    39 in 99 cm
  • Born
    Hartford, United States
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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    8 (33%)

  • DEC

    8 (33%)

  • SUB

    8 (34%)

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    1 (11%)

  • DEC

    7 (78%)

  • SUB

    1 (11%)

  • 11:0944

    Avg fight time

    44

    First round finishes

  • 11:0011

    Average fight time in the UFC

    33

    UFC Bouts for calculating statistics

  • 33

    Takedown Attempted

    57%57

    Takedown Defense

  • 3.853.85

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

    3.183.18

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

  • 127127

    Sig. strikes landed

    346346

    Sig. strikes attempted

  • 37%37

    Accented punches accuracy

    59%59

    Sig. strikes defense

  • 171171

    Punches dealt

    397397

    Punches thrown

  • 43%43

    Striking Accuracy

    0.3030

    Coup attempts per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 2
Bellator 10
CES 9
DWCS 1
FFP 1
GFL 1
RF 11

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    112 (88%)

  • Clinch

    13 (10%)

  • Ground

    2 (2%)

Head

84

66%

Body

32

25%

Legs

11

9%

PRO Results

  • Bessette VS Bruce Boyington

    17.09.2021 • CES 64

    24 - 10 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 12 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 64

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Jeremy Kennedy

    19.11.2020 • Bellator 253

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    24 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 253

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      +425 Heavy Underdog

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Charles Cheeks III

    24.01.2020 • CES 60

    Round
    3

    Time
    14.01

    Method
    KO/TKO

    23 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 60

    • Title bout

      Vacant — CES MMA Vacant Featherweight Championship

    • Win

      Punch

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      -490 Heavy Favorite

  • Bessette VS Luis Luna

    24.01.2020 • CES 60 • Status: cancelled

    23 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 60

    • Title bout

      Vacant — CES MMA Vacant Featherweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Tim Dooling

    29.03.2019 • CES 55

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 55

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Steven Peterson

    06.07.2018 • The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      -130 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Matt Bessette
    • Total Strikes

      88

    • Sig. Strikes

      57

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      1

  • Bessette VS Jamall Emmers

    02.02.2018 • CES 48 • Status: cancelled

    22 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 48

    • Title bout

      Champion — CES MMA Featherweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Enrique Barzola

    20.01.2018 • UFC 220

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    22 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 220

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +225 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Matt Bessette
    • Total Strikes

      55

    • Sig. Strikes

      43

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Kurt Holobaugh

    11.07.2017 • DW's Contender Series 2017

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.59

    Method
    KO/TKO

    22 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      DW's Contender Series 2017

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +325 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Matt Bessette
    • Total Strikes

      28

    • Sig. Strikes

      27

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Rey Trujillo

    12.05.2017 • CES 44

    Round
    2

    Time
    10.00

    Method
    KO/TKO

    21 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    22 - 18 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 44

    • Title bout

      Champion — CES MMA Featherweight Championship

    • Win

      Doctor Stoppage

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)

  • Bessette VS Jeremy Spoon

    12.05.2017 • CES 44 • Status: cancelled

    21 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    20 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 44

    • Title bout

      Champion — CES MMA Featherweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Kevin Croom

    27.01.2017 • CES 41

    Round
    3

    Time
    10.32

    Method
    KO/TKO

    20 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 41

    • Title bout

      Champion — CES MMA Featherweight Championship

    • Win

      Punches & Kicks

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)

    • Odds

      -310 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Joe Pingitore

    12.08.2016 • CES 37

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.38

    Method
    Submission

    19 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 1 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 37

    • Title bout

      Vacant — CES MMA Featherweight Championship

    • Win

      Heel Hook

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)

  • Bessette VS Stephen Cervantes

    12.08.2016 • CES 37 • Status: cancelled

    19 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 37

    • Title bout

      Vacant — CES MMA Vacant Featherweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Bessette VS Pedro Gonzalez

    12.08.2016 • CES 37 • Status: cancelled

    19 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 37

    • Title bout

      Vacant — CES MMA Vacant Featherweight Championship

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Ran Weathers

    10.06.2016 • CES 36

    Round
    1

    Time
    4.50

    Method
    Submission

    18 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 22 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 36

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)

  • Bessette VS Jairo Soares

    10.06.2016 • CES 36 • Status: cancelled

    18 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    17 - 10 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 36

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Keith Richardson

    22.04.2016 • Bellator 153

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.14

    Method
    KO/TKO

    17 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 153

    • Win

      Doctor Stoppage (Cut)

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Taurean Bogguess

    11.03.2016 • CES 33

    Round
    1

    Time
    2.42

    Method
    Submission

    16 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 10 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 33

    • Win

      Triangle Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      150 lbs (68.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs)

  • Bessette VS Tito Jones

    11.03.2016 • CES 33 • Status: cancelled

    16 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 33

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Kevin Roddy

    23.10.2015 • Bellator 144

    Round
    1

    Time
    3.47

    Method
    Submission

    15 - 7 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 15 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 144

    • Win

      Heel Hook

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Lenny Wheeler

    14.08.2015 • CES 30

    Round
    1

    Time
    0.39

    Method
    KO/TKO

    15 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 30

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      150 lbs (68.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      -330 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Khama Worthy

    12.06.2015 • CES 29

    Round
    2

    Time
    7.42

    Method
    KO/TKO

    14 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 29

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      -290 Moderate Favorite

  • Bessette VS Lenny Wheeler

    12.06.2015 • CES 29 • Status: cancelled

    14 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      CES 29

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Josh LaBerge

    27.02.2015 • Bellator 134

    Round
    2

    Time
    10.00

    Method
    KO/TKO

    13 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    9 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 134

    • Win

      Doctor Stoppage

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)

  • Bessette VS Kevin Roddy

    03.01.2015 • Reality Fighting • Status: cancelled

    13 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 15 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Scott Cleve

    05.09.2014 • Bellator 123

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 123

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Daniel Weichel

    28.03.2014 • Bellator 114

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    32 - 8 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 114

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      +155 Slight Underdog

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Diego Nunes

    28.02.2014 • Bellator 110

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    12 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 110

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      145.3 lbs (65.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +230 Moderate Underdog

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Nick Piedmont

    07.09.2013 • Bellator 98

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.41

    Method
    KO/TKO

    11 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 3 - 1

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 98

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      145 lbs (65.8 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Jeff Anderson

    05.01.2013 • Reality Fighting

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    10 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      150 lbs (68.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Paul Barrow

    16.11.2012 • Bellator 81

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    9 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 81

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Aniss Alhajjajy

    22.09.2012 • Reality Fighting

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    8 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Andres Jeudi

    02.06.2012 • Reality Fighting

    Round
    3

    Time
    14.43

    Method
    Disqualificaton

    8 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Win

      Illegal Upkick

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Saul Almeida

    30.03.2012 • Bellator 63

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    7 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 63

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Joe Proctor

    08.10.2011 • Reality Fighting

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    7 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Title bout

      Champion — RF Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS John Benoit

    15.04.2011 • GFL 10

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.59

    Method
    Submission

    6 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      GFL 10

    • Title bout

      Challenger — GFL Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Anthony Kaponis

    09.10.2010 • Reality Fighting 30

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    5 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 30

    • Title bout

      Vacant — RF Vacant Lightweight Championship

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Andy Amaral

    17.07.2010 • Reality Fighting 28

    Round
    2

    Time
    8.30

    Method
    Submission

    4 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 28

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Andrew Carron

    07.11.2009 • Reality Fighting 26

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.00

    Method
    Decision

    3 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 26

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      4-4-4

    • Division

      155 lbs (70.3 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Chris Chappell

    28.02.2009 • Untamed 26

    Round
    3

    Time
    12.13

    Method
    Submission

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    3 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Untamed 26

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Jeff Camara

    19.07.2008 • Reality Fighting 19

    Round
    2

    Time
    5.18

    Method
    KO/TKO

    2 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    2 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 19

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3-3-3

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Andres Lebron

    12.04.2008 • Reality Fighting 18

    Round
    2

    Time
    5.45

    Method
    Submission

    1 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 18

    • Win

      Rear Naked Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3-3-3

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Bill Jones

    19.01.2008 • Reality Fighting 17

    Round
    3

    Time
    9.00

    Method
    Decision

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting 17

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3-3-3

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Bessette VS Chris Correira

    15.09.2007 • Reality Fighting

    Round
    3

    Method
    Submission

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Reality Fighting

    • Win

      Guillotine Choke

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

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