Matt Bessette vs. Jairo Soares added to CES MMA 36


Hartford’s Matt Bessette prides himself on always being ready to fight. So when asked if he wanted in on #CES36, “The Mangler” said let’s roll. On June 10, at Twin River Casino, Bessette takes on Brazil’s Jairo Soares, live on AXS TV Fights.

“The Mangler” admittedly doesn’t know a whole lot about his opponent yet, aside from the fact that he’s a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. But he isn’t concerned about what Soares brings to the table.

“At this point in my career, it doesn’t matter who I’m fighting. My job is the same each and every time. Go out there and stop my opponent by any means necessary. I’m sure my opponent is well-versed in all aspects of the game — you have to be to get to this stage — but I’m going to go out there and do everything I can to beat him and put on a show,” said Bessette, who’s hunting for his fourth straight stoppage win.

Soares, on the other hand, is pretty familiar with Bessette — though not very impressed.

“He’s an athlete with no explosion and he won’t endure the intense pace we put on him. I don’t find him dangerous,” stated Soares, who’s fought as a professional for nearly 10 years. “I have more speed, knockout power, and I’m going to end this fight with a first-round submission or a knockout.”


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