Photo of Matt Bessette
Team Team Underdog
Age 34
Gender Male
Height 5' 10"
Weight Class Featherweight

Matt Bessette is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 23-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 11 years, 6 months, 14 days
Rounds Fought 70.4
Avg. Fights/Year 2.8
Longest Layoff 8 months, 23 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 weeks, 6 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 7 8 8
Losses 1 1 6
Finish Rate 65.2%
Finished Rate 22.2%
Win by Decision Rate 34.8%
Loss by Decision Rate 66.7%
Win by KO Rate 30.4%
Loss by KO Rate 11.1%
Win by SUB Rate 34.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 11.1%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 01:41
Fastest KO 01:41
Fastest SUB 02:42
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 2.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 10:01
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 13:30
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 03/29/2019 W
(22-9-0)
Tim Dooling
(7-4-0)
FTW
(146.0 vs. 145.2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
CES 55
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/06/2018 L
(22-8-0)
Steven Peterson
(16-7-0)
FTW
(145.5 vs. 146.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
TUF FINALE 27: TAVARES vs ADESANYA
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/20/2018 L
(22-7-0)
Enrique Barzola
(13-3-0)
FTW
(146.0 vs. 145.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 220: MIOCIC vs. NGANNAU
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/11/2017 NC
(22-7-0)
Kurt Holobaugh
(17-4-0)
FTW
(146.0 vs. 146.0)
No Contest
DWTNCS #1
1 2:59
Official MMA Fight Results 05/12/2017 W
(21-7-0)
Reynaldo Trujillo
(22-17-0)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 145.5)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
CES 44
2 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/27/2017 W
(20-7-0)
Kevin Croom
(16-8-0)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 146.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
CES MMA 41
3 0:32
Official MMA Fight Results 08/12/2016 W
(19-7-0)
Joseph Pingitore
(6-1-1)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 145.0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
CES MMA 37
2 4:38
Official MMA Fight Results 06/10/2016 W
(18-7-0)
Ran Weathers
(18-23-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 156.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
CES MMA XXXVI
1 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 04/22/2016 W
(17-7-0)
Keith Richardson
(14-6-0)
FTW
(145.7 vs. 146.0)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 153
2 3:14
Official MMA Fight Results 03/11/2016 W
(16-7-0)
Tory Bogguess
(18-12-0)
LW
(150.0 vs. 149.5)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
CES MMA XXXIII
1 2:42
Official MMA Fight Results 10/23/2015 W
(15-7-0)
Kevin Roddy
(16-15-1)
FTW
(146.0 vs. 145.5)
Submission (Heel Hook)
Bellator MMA 144
1 3:47
Official MMA Fight Results 08/14/2015 L
(15-6-0)
Lenny Wheeler
(8-3-0)
LW
(149.0 vs. 150.0)
TKO/RSC
CES MMA XXX
1 0:39
Official MMA Fight Results 06/12/2015 W
(14-6-0)
Khama Worthy
(7-3-0)
FTW
(145.5 vs. 145.0)
KO
CES MMA XXIX
2 2:42
Official MMA Fight Results 02/27/2015 W
(13-6-0)
Josh Laberge
(9-4-0)
FTW
(145.7 vs. 145.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Bellator MMA 134
2 5:00
01/03/2015 TBD
(13-6-0)
Kevin Roddy
(15-15-1)
FTW To Be Decided
Reality Fighting - Tim Sylvia Returns!
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/05/2014 L
(13-5-0)
Scott Cleve
(14-4-0)
FTW
(146.0 vs. 145.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
BELLATOR MMA 123
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/28/2014 L
(13-4-0)
Daniel Weichel
(28-8-0)
FTW
(145.6 vs. 145.9)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 114: Shlemenko VS. Ward
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/28/2014 W
(12-4-0)
Diego Nunes
(17-7-0)
FTW
(145.2 vs. 144.2)
Decision (Split Decision)
Bellator MMA 110: Rampage VS. M'Pumbu
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/07/2013 W
(11-4-0)
Nick Piedmont
(8-2-1)
FTW
(144.7 vs. 145.2)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 98
1 1:41
Official MMA Fight Results 01/05/2013 W
(10-4-0)
Jeffery Anderson
(7-6-0)
LW
(150.0 vs. 150.2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting: New Year's Bash
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/16/2012 W
(9-4-0)
Paul Barrow
(5-2-0)
LW
(150.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 81
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/22/2012 W
(8-4-0)
Aniss Alhajjajy
(5-3-0)
LW
(154.7 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting Mohegan Sun (2 Title Fights)
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/02/2012 L
(8-3-0)
Andres Jeudi
(3-0-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 162.0*)
Disqualification
Reality Fighting Returns to Mohegan Sun
3 4:43
Official MMA Fight Results 03/30/2012 W
(7-3-0)
Saul Almeida
(12-1-0)
LW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 63
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/08/2011 L
(7-2-0)
Joe Proctor
(6-1-0)
LW
(154.0 vs. 154.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting: Gonzaga vs. Porter
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2011 W
(6-2-0)
John Benoit
(11-2-0)
LW
(153.8 vs. 153.8)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
GFL: Victory
2 4:59
Official MMA Fight Results 10/09/2010 W
(5-2-0)
Anthony Kaponis
(3-1-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Reality Fighting - Eruption
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/17/2010 W
(4-2-0)
Andrew Amaral
(2-3-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Submission (Choke)
Reality Fighting: Ignition
2 3:30
NSF 11/07/2009 W
(3-2-0)
Andrew Caron
(5-1-0)
LW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting - Ferocity (Kerr vs. Nazare)
3 4:00
NSF 02/28/2009 L
(3-1-0)
Chris Chappell
(3-1-0)
LW Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Full Force Productions: Untamed 26
3 2:13
NSF 07/19/2008 W
(2-1-0)
Jeff Camara
(2-3-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Reality Fighting: Collision
2 2:18
NSF 04/12/2008 W
(1-1-0)
Andy LaBran
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Reality Fighting - Nightmare
2 2:45
NSF 01/19/2008 L
(1-0-0)
Bill Jones
(1-0-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Reality Fighting: Annihilation
3 3:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/15/2007 W
(0-0-0)
Christian Correia
(0-0-0)
LW
(153.5 vs. 153.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Reality Fighting - Invictus
3 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class