Rey Trujillo: “Matt Bessette hasn’t fought anyone like me”

RHODE ISLAND (Tue, May 2, 2017)–  Before Rey “The Warrior” Trujillo tries to become the newest CES MMA champ at the expense of Matt “The Mangler” Bessette in the main event of CES 44 on May 12 in Lincoln, R.I., LIVE on AXS TV Fights, the Texas featherweight contender sat down with FightBookMMA.

How excited are you to make your CES debut, especially against one of the region’s top fighters in the main event of one of their biggest shows of the year?

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Oh man, I’m excited. It’s an honor to fight for one of the top organizations in the sport, and of course title fights excite me. I’m a six-time champion and I’m ready to make it seven; I thrive when put in tough situations. This fight is going to be on AXS TV Fights, so I’m excited to show the world what’s up.

Has Matt Bessette fought anyone like you?

No, he hasn’t. I looked up his record and he’s fought a lot of guys who don’t belong in there. Some of his earlier opponents, before he came to CES, had upsidedown records, guys below .500. He’s never fought anyone like me. I have a lot of confidence going into New England.

How’s it going to feel leaving New England with that CES MMA World Featherweight Championship belt?

It’s going to be great; I couldn’t be more excited. It’s going to be awesome. I’m no stranger to coming into hostile territory and I’ve got a lot of ways to win. It’ll be good to get a knockout or submit him. It will help solidify my career that I’m ready for the next level. This fight can’t come soon enough.

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