Tag: Matt Bessette

Bessette Gets the Call to the UFC

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bessette Gets the Call to the UFC

BOSTON – A long awaited dream, Connecticut native and CES featherweight champion Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (22-7) finally received his call to fight in the UFC. Topping off the UFC 220 card scheduled next week in Boston, Bessette will be facing off against Latin America’s Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Enrique Barzola (13-3-1). “After never getting […]

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Dana White’s Contender Series Airs Tonight

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dana White’s Contender Series Airs Tonight

Las Vegas — “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series set to air live on UFC Fight Pass today at 8 PM EST. The series opener features local New England fighters and CES MMA veterans Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (22-7) and Greg “Ribz” Rebello (22-7). “The Contender” series has been pitched as a farm league leading […]

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CES Vets Bessette and Rebello Lead New UFC Series

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
CES Vets Bessette and Rebello Lead New UFC Series

Las Vegas — The UFC announced a new mini-series “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series set to air live on UFC Fight Pass on July 11.  The series opener will feature local New England fighters Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (22-7) and Greg “Ribz” Rebello (22-7).  The Connecticut and Rhode Island natives will join three other professional bouts […]

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CES 44 Preview and Predictions

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
CES 44 Preview and Predictions

[CES Media Press Release] Lincoln, RI – This Friday CES 44 will be taking place on AXS TV Fights on May 12th from Twin River Casino. Featherweight World Champion Matt Bessette puts his title on the line against Rey Trujillo in the main event. The updated fight card is listed below. Tickets are on sale now at […]

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Bessette Ready to Defend CES Featherweight Title

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bessette Ready to Defend CES Featherweight Title

BOSTON–Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (20-7) steps back into the cage for CES MMA this weekend to defend his featherweight world title at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.  He will welcome newcomer Kevin Croom (17-7) to the CES featherweight division as the card’s main event. The 32-year-old Bessette has a lengthy resume which includes appearances […]

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CES MMA 41

| January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
CES MMA 41

Photo Credit: CES MMA   CES MMA 41 CES Ready to Kick Off 2017 Main Card Featherweight World Title Fight: Matt Bessette (C) vs Kevin Croom Dinis Paiva vs Jordan Espinosa Kody Nordby vs David Garcia Greg Rebello vs TBA Pat Walsh vs Kevin Haley Tyler King vs Keith Bell Prelim Card Carlos Candelario vs Miguel […]

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CES 37 from Twin River- LIVE Review and Results

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
CES 37 from Twin River- LIVE Review and Results

  CES MMA 37  |  AUGUST 12TH  |  TWIN RIVER  CES 37 LIVE REVIEW FROM TWIN RIVER   Lincoln, RI — People are filling in to the Twin River Casino now as the fights are scheduled to start at 7:30. A little re-ordering in the line-up. see below for the correct line-up. AXS TV begins the […]

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PINGITORE STEPS UP TO FACE POUND-FOR-POUND KING BESSETTE FOR CES MMA TITLE

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
PINGITORE STEPS UP TO FACE POUND-FOR-POUND KING BESSETTE FOR CES MMA TITLE

Photo courtesy of Will Paul FEATHERWEIGHT JOE PINGITORE, right, of Johnston, R.I., has changed opponents and will now face Connecticut’s Matt Bessette for the vacant CES MMA Featherweight Title on Friday, Aug. 12th, 2016 on the main card of “CES MMA 37” live on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Pingitore was originally scheduled to […]

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BESSETTE GETS NEW OPPONENT IN LIGHT OF INJURY TO GONZALEZ, TITLE STILL AT STAKE

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
BESSETTE GETS NEW OPPONENT IN LIGHT OF INJURY TO GONZALEZ, TITLE STILL AT STAKE

 LINCOLN, RI — Matt Bessette will still fight for the CES MMA vacant featherweight world title August 12th, Now just against a new face. Stephen Cervantes (6-1) out of Chris Luttrell’s Gym in New Mexico is also a Jackson Wink fighter. The young 21 year old takes the fight on just 3 weeks notice. His most […]

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CES MMA 36 Review- Andrews and Bessette extend win streaks with Finishes

| June 10, 2016 | 2 Comments
CES MMA 36 Review- Andrews and Bessette extend win streaks with Finishes

  Hector Sanchez vs Kurt Parisi: Both fighters clinch. Hector scores the takedown right to mount landing punches till Parish was out. Winner: Sanchez :30 seconds rnd 1 by KO Dan Randall vs Marquise Allen: Marquise throws one punch it connects and knocks out Randall. Winner: Allen :16 seconds rnd 1 by KO James Grant Murrin vs Thomas […]

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CES: FELIX TO DEFEND LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SANDERS IN REMATCH

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
CES: FELIX TO DEFEND LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SANDERS IN REMATCH

  Lincoln, RI — A rematch of a catchweight bout back in January, Luis Felix (14-9)will defend his CESMMA lightweight title against Maine native Ryan Sanders (10-7) at CES 36 live on AXS TV. CES MMA announced today that Felix/Sanders will headliner for CES 36 on June 10th from the Twin River Casino event center. Luis Felix, […]

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WHO IS NEW ENGLAND’S NEXT FIGHTER TO ENTER THE UFC? (Poll)

| March 15, 2016 | 8 Comments
WHO IS NEW ENGLAND’S NEXT FIGHTER TO ENTER THE UFC? (Poll)

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CES ANNOUNCES BESSETTE VS BOGGUESS

| March 8, 2016 | 1 Comment
CES ANNOUNCES BESSETTE VS BOGGUESS

*Courtesy of CESMMA.com CES MEDIA ALERT With original opponent forced to withdraw due to injury, Bessette now faces grappling specialist Friday   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 8th, 2016) – Eight-time Bellator and two-time CES MMA veteran Matt Bessette of Stafford, Conn., is preparing for a new challenge just 72 hours before his scheduled featherweight bout Friday at “CES MMA […]

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Bessette leans on Mangler nation for a greater cause.

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bessette leans on Mangler nation for a greater cause.

Mangler Nation, New England — Matt “The Mangler” Bessette continues to impress the mixed martial arts world, but this time from outside the cage. Dubbed the “Mangler” by his fans and friends, Matt has had his share of “Grappling” his own life threatening situation when his was a young child, diagnosed with Leukemia. Bessette won that […]

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CES MMA XXX Photos, August 14, 2015

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
CES MMA XXX Photos, August 14, 2015

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