Matt Bessette has had a number of opponent changes in his run with CES MMA and his upcoming fight is no different. Originally scheduled to face Jeremy Spoon this weekend, Spoon pulled out of the fight with an injury and was swiftly replaced by veteran Rey Trujillo.
Adjusting to a new opponent is never easy, but when you’re the CES Featherweight Champion and the top pound-for-pound fighter in New England, there’s no such thing as an easy challenge. After winning the belt last August (against another last minute replacement), Matt was scheduled to make his first title defense against a dangerous Kevin Croom at January’s CES 41.
Shockingly, the same Kevin Croom was the one to step in the cage come fight night, making him the only ‘original opponent’ to do so in recent years. Relive the action from that night, and tune in to AXS TV this Friday, May 12th, to see Matt attempt his second defense of the CES Featherweight Championship.