Trevin Giles
The Problem


First KO loss of career
July 10, 2021
Giles lost to Dricus Du Plessis via KO (punches) at 1:41 of Round 2 at UFC 264 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Giles isn't known as a fighter with durability issues -- he had never been knocked out before Saturday -- but all it took was one massive right hand from Du Plessis to turn his lights out. The stoppage came on the heels of a very even back-and-forth fight. Giles looked fine on the feet, but his tendency to rush forward with his hands down ultimately cost him. Giles has fought better than his 5-3 career mark with the UFC would lead you to believe. He's had issues defending submissions, but his explosiveness and power are legitimate. The soon-to-be 29-year-old will need a rebound effort his next time out.
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Clash with Du Plessis renewed
April 22, 2021
Giles (foot) will take on Driscus Du Plessis on the UFC 264 card on July 10, reports.
Giles picked up a potential six-month suspension for a foot injury suffered in his victory over Roman Dolidze on the March 20 card but has apparently gained clearance from a doctor to retake the Octagon before then. Giles was originally scheduled to face Du Plessis on March 20, but Du Plessis was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. Both fighters enter the upcoming bout riding three-match winning streaks.
Dealing with foot injury
March 23, 2021
Giles is facing a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending medical clearance from a right foot injury, reports.
Giles defeated Roman Dolidze via unanimous decision Saturday. He did a bulk of his damage with kicks, and he apparently paid a price for that strategy. Giles will be required to miss at least a month regardless, and he'll need to get medical clearance in order to fight before Sept. 18.
Defeats Roman Dolidze
March 20, 2021
Giles defeated Roman Dolidze via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Vegas 22 on Saturday.
In the first round, Dolidze was able to win due to his damage with kicks and clinch control. However, Giles was able to inflict a lot of damage from the top position in Round 2 as Dolidze was going for heel hooks. Dolidze was noticeably fatigued at the beginning of Round 3, where Giles did more damage despite giving up some control time in the clinch and on the ground. The difference-maker for Giles in this matchup was speed and damage. His straight punches at the range were landing at will.
Gets new opponent
March 10, 2021
Giles is now slated to fight Roman Dolidze at the UFC event on March 20, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Giles' initial opponent, Dricus Du Plessis (undisclosed), has been scratched from the March 20 card. Instead, Giles will face off against an opponent who still boasts an undefeated professional record.
Books fight with Du Plessis
January 11, 2021
Giles (13-2-0) is slated to face Dricus Du Plessis (15-2-0) in a middleweight fight targeted for the UFC's March 20 event, Mike Heck of reports.
Giles emerged from 2020 unbeaten, claiming a split-decision win over James Krause at UFC 247 in March and then scoring a third-round TKO win over Bevon Lewis in November. "The Problem" owns a 4-2 record overall since making his promotional debut in July 2017.