Matthew
Bessette

  • Age:
    35
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 9"
  • Weight:
    145
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
24-9-0
(T)KO
8-1
SUB
8-1
  • Age:
    35
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 9"
  • Weight:
    145
  • Fighting Out Of:

Stats

W-L-D
24-9-0
(T)KO
8-1
SUB
8-1

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Wins:
    2

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    01:41
  • Fastest KO:
    01:41
  • Fastest SUB:
    02:42

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    66.7%
  • Finished Rate:
    22.2%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    33.3%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    66.7%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    33.3%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    11.1%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    33.3%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    11.1%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    24-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    12 years, 4 months, 9 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    73.2
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    2.7
  • Longest Layoff:
    0 years, 9 month, 26 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    27 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    2
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    10:11
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    2.7
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    13:30

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
01/24/2020
Win
23-9-0
Charles Cheeks III
(14-6-0)
Featherweight
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
CES MMA 60
3 04:01
03/29/2019
Win
22-9-0
Tim Dooling
(7-4-0)
Featherweight
146 vs 145.2
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
CES 55
3 05:00
07/06/2018
Loss
22-8-0
Steven Peterson
(16-7-0)
Featherweight
145.5 vs 146
Decision (Split Decision)
TUF FINALE 27: TAVARES vs ADESANYA
3 05:00
01/20/2018
Loss
22-7-0
Enrique Barzola
(13-3-0)
Featherweight
146 vs 145.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 220: MIOCIC vs. NGANNAU
3 05:00
07/11/2017
NC
22-7-0
Kurt Holobaugh
(17-4-0)
Featherweight
146 vs 146
No Contest
DWTNCS #1
1 02:59
05/12/2017
Win
21-7-0
Reynaldo Trujillo
(22-17-0)
Featherweight
145 vs 145.5
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
CES 44
2 00:00
01/27/2017
Win
20-7-0
Kevin Croom
(16-8-0)
Featherweight
145 vs 146
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
CES MMA 41
3 00:32
08/12/2016
Win
19-7-0
Joseph Pingitore
(6-1-1)
Featherweight
145 vs 145
Submission (Heel Hook)
CES MMA 37
2 04:38
06/10/2016
Win
18-7-0
Ran Weathers
(18-23-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 156
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
CES MMA XXXVI
1 04:40
04/22/2016
Win
17-7-0
Keith Richardson
(14-6-0)
Featherweight
145.7 vs 146
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 153
2 03:14
03/11/2016
Win
16-7-0
Tory Bogguess
(18-12-0)
Lightweight
150 vs 149.5
Submission (Triangle Choke)
CES MMA XXXIII
1 02:42
10/23/2015
Win
15-7-0
Kevin Roddy
(16-15-1)
Featherweight
146 vs 145.5
Submission (Heel Hook)
Bellator MMA 144
1 03:47
08/14/2015
Loss
15-6-0
Lenny Wheeler
(8-3-0)
Lightweight
149 vs 150
TKO/RSC
CES MMA XXX
1 00:39
06/12/2015
Win
14-6-0
Khama Worthy
(7-3-0)
Featherweight
145.5 vs 145
KO
CES MMA XXIX
2 02:42
02/27/2015
Win
13-6-0
Josh Laberge
(9-4-0)
Featherweight
145.7 vs 145
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Bellator MMA 134
2 05:00
01/03/2015

13-6-0
Kevin Roddy
(15-15-1)
Featherweight
To Be Decided
Reality Fighting - Tim Sylvia Returns!
3 05:00
09/05/2014
Loss
13-5-0
Scott Cleve
(14-4-0)
Featherweight
146 vs 145.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
BELLATOR MMA 123
3 05:00
03/28/2014
Loss
13-4-0
Daniel Weichel
(28-8-0)
Featherweight
145.6 vs 145.9
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 114: Shlemenko VS. Ward
3 05:00
02/28/2014
Win
12-4-0
Diego Nunes
(17-7-0)
Featherweight
145.2 vs 144.2
Decision (Split Decision)
Bellator MMA 110: Rampage VS. M'Pumbu
3 05:00
09/07/2013
Win
11-4-0
Nick Piedmont
(8-2-1)
Featherweight
144.7 vs 145.2
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 98
1 01:41
01/05/2013
Win
10-4-0
Jeffery Anderson
(7-6-0)
Lightweight
150 vs 150.2
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting: New Year's Bash
3 05:00
11/16/2012
Win
9-4-0
Paul Barrow
(5-2-0)
Lightweight
150 vs 155
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 81
3 05:00
09/22/2012
Win
8-4-0
Aniss Alhajjajy
(5-3-0)
Lightweight
154.7 vs 155
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting Mohegan Sun (2 Title Fights)
3 05:00
06/02/2012
Loss
8-3-0
Andres Jeudi
(3-0-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 162
Disqualification
Reality Fighting Returns to Mohegan Sun
3 04:43
03/30/2012
Win
7-3-0
Saul Almeida
(12-1-0)
Lightweight
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator Fighting Championships 63
3 05:00
10/08/2011
Loss
7-2-0
Joe Proctor
(6-1-0)
Lightweight
154 vs 154.5
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting: Gonzaga vs. Porter
5 05:00
04/15/2011
Win
6-2-0
John Benoit
(11-2-0)
Lightweight
153.8 vs 153.8
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
GFL: Victory
2 04:59
10/09/2010
Win
5-2-0
Anthony Kaponis
(3-1-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 156
Decision (Split Decision)
Reality Fighting - Eruption
5 05:00
07/17/2010
Win
4-2-0
Andrew Amaral
(2-3-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 156
Submission (Choke)
Reality Fighting: Ignition
2 03:30
NSF
11/07/2009
Win
3-2-0
Andrew Caron
(5-1-0)
Lightweight
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Reality Fighting - Ferocity (Kerr vs. Nazare)
3 04:00
NSF
02/28/2009
Loss
3-1-0
Chris Chappell
(3-1-0)
Lightweight
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Full Force Productions: Untamed 26
3 02:13
NSF
07/19/2008
Win
2-1-0
Jeff Camara
(2-3-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 155
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Reality Fighting: Collision
2 02:18
NSF
04/12/2008
Win
1-1-0
Andy LaBran
(0-0-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Reality Fighting - Nightmare
2 02:45
NSF
01/19/2008
Loss
1-0-0
Bill Jones
(1-0-0)

Decision (Split Decision)
Reality Fighting: Annihilation
3 03:00
09/15/2007
Win
0-0-0
Christian Correia
(0-0-0)
Lightweight
153.5 vs 153
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Reality Fighting - Invictus
3 00:00

* 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