Trevin Giles
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Released from hospital
August 2, 2020
Giles was released from the hospital Sunday, Marc Raimondi of reports.
Giles was held overnight in the hospital with what he described as "heart irregularities" after he fainted in the locker room prior to his scheduled fight against Kevin Holland on Saturday. The 27-year-old intends to fly back to Houston on Sunday, which is an encouraging sign after Saturday's incident. However, it's unclear if or when Giles will return to the cage.
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Describes heart irregularities
August 2, 2020
Giles was held overnight in a hospital Saturday due to what he described via his personal Instagram as "heart irregularities."
Giles was set to face Kevin Holland in a middleweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 31 on Saturday, but fainted in the locker room prior to the fight and was subsequently transported to the hospital. While he appears to be awake and in good spirits -- even mentioning "unfinished business" (presumably with respect to his fighting future) -- it's unclear if or when the 27-year-old intends to get back in the cage.
Faints in locker room, fight scrapped
August 1, 2020
Giles will no longer face Kevin Holland after he fainted in the locker room and the Nevada Athletic Commission was forced to call off the fight.
On a card full of cancellations and late-replacements, another rarity occurred that will be a tough break for many DFS players. It's unclear at this time what exactly occurred with Giles from a medical perspective, but he won't be making the walk to the Octagon as a (+235) betting underdog. Hopefully, the middleweight fighter will be cleared of anything serious. Per Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Giles is awake and alert but being taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.
Gets new opponent for August bout
July 23, 2020
Giles will now face Kevin Holland in a middleweight matchup at the UFC event on August 1, reports.
Giles' original opponent, Jun Yong Park, was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. Giles had his last opponent changed late as well when he defeated James Krause at UFC 247 via split decision in February. Both fighters are coming off wins, as Holland had an impressive stoppage against Anthony Hernandez in May before a shoulder injury surfaced and prevented a quick turnaround. Giles will be giving up three inches in height and a significant seven inches in reach when the two face off.
Taking on Jun Yong Park in August
June 14, 2020
Giles agreed to fight Jun Yong Park in a middleweight bout at an untitled UFC event August 1, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Giles survived a late opponent change and defeated James Krause via split decision at UFC 247 in February, bringing his UFC record to 3-2. Park is also coming off a victory after defeating Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision at UFC Busan in December for his first win in the promotion.
Survives James Krause in Houston
February 8, 2020
Giles defeated James Krause via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 247 on Saturday in Houston.
Giles handled this set of circumstances as well as could be expected considering he saw his opponent change less than 36 hours ago. He accepted the fight after Krause agreed to step in on Friday, and proceeded to shrug off a pair of deep submission attempts in the early going. He ultimately did enough to win over the course of the final 10 minutes. Giles isn't particularly big at six feet, but he's powerful. He's got more ability than his 3-2 record with the UFC would lead you to believe. Giles is still just 27 years old, so it would be foolish to write him off despite a so-so start to his run with the company. Despite what was viewed by some as a controversial decision, it matters little to Giles, who walks away with both a win and a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.