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Matt Besette


After beating leukemia as a child, Matt “The Mangler” Besette was introduced to the world of MMA while studying at the University of Hartford. He began his professional fighting career in 2007, and since then has racked up an impressive MMA record of 21-7. Trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a three-time CES MMA Featherweight World Champion, Matt is pound-for-pound one of the best and most-inspiring fighters in the entire Northeast.

Matt continues and train and fight all across the Northeast, currently working out of Ascension Athletics in Bristol, CT.


Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Ascension Athletics

Matt Besette

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