Trevin Giles

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Trevin Giles
Born (1992-08-06) August 6, 1992 (age 27)
San Antonio, Texas, United States[1]
Other namesThe Problem
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach74 in (188 cm)[1]
StylePurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Fighting out ofHouston, Texas, United States
TeamTexas Elite MMA
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission5
By decision2
By submission2
OccupationPolice officer[3]
UniversityTexas Southern University[2]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Trevin Giles (born August 6, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). Giles currently competes in the middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


Giles was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was a football defensive player at Taylor High School. Giles started martial arts training when he was 20 years old.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Giles started his professional MMA career since 2014 and fought under various promoters such as Fury Fighting, Legacy Fighting Championship, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Legacy Fighting Alliance and amassed a record of 9-0 prior signed by UFC.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Giles made his UFC debut on July 8, 2017 against James Bochnovic at UFC 213.[5] He won the fight in round two via knockout.[6]

His next fight came on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega against Antônio Braga Neto. [7][8] He won the fight via knockout in the third round.[9]

Giles faced Zak Cummings on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee.[10] He lost the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the third round.[11]

As the last fight of his rookie contract in the UFC, Giles faced Gerald Meerschaert on August 3, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 5.[12] He lost the fight via technical submission in the third round due to a guillotine choke.[13][14]

Giles was scheduled to face Antonio Arroya on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247.[15] However Arroyo pulled out a day before the event due to medical issues and he was replaced by James Krause.[16] He won the back-and-forth bout via split decision.[17] The win also earned Giles his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Giles is a police officer, working for the Houston Police Department.[19][20]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 12 wins 2 losses
By knockout 5 0
By submission 5 2
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–2 James Krause Decision (split) UFC 247 February 8, 2020 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 11–2 Gerald Meerschaert Technical Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler August 3, 2019 3 1:49 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11–1 Zak Cummings Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee May 18, 2019 3 4:01 Rochester, New York, United States
Win 11–0 Antônio Braga Neto KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 3 2:27 Fresno, California, United States Return to Middleweight.
Win 10–0 James Bochnovic KO (punch) UFC 213 July 8, 2017 2 2:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 9–0 Ryan Spann Decision (split) LFA 3 February 10, 2017 3 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 8–0 Isaac Villanueva Submission (arm-triangle choke) Legacy FC 59 September 16, 2016 3 1:45 Humble, Texas, United States
Win 7–0 Josh Clark Submission (rear-naked choke) RFA 41 July 29, 2016 2 1:10 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Robert McCarthy TKO (punches) Caribbean Ultimate Fist Fighting 10 May 21, 2016 1 3:06 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Win 5–0 Brendan Allen Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 52 March 25, 2016 2 1:47 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–0 Larry Crowe TKO (punches) Fury Fighting 8 October 9, 2015 2 1:48 Humble, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Terrance Ferguson TKO (punches) Fury Fighting 7 July 11, 2015 1 3:18 Humble, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Patrick Hutton Submission (armbar) Legacy FC 31 June 13, 2014 1 2:11 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Angelus Raymond McFarlane Submission (inverted triangle choke) Legacy FC 27 January 31, 2014 1 1:15 Houston, Texas, United States Middleweight debut.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Trevin Giles | UFC". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  2. ^ a b c "UFC 213 Newcomer Breakdown: Trevin Giles". 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ "Undefeated UFC middleweight Trevin Giles took 2018 off for police career, gives timeframe for Octagon return |". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  4. ^ "Trevin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  5. ^ "411MANIA". Cody Stamann vs. Terrion Ware, James Bochnovic vs. Trevin Giles Added To UFC 213. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  6. ^ "UFC 213 results: Trevin Giles dominates before knockout of James Bochnovic in UFC debut". MMA Junkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  7. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-07-04). "Injuries, poker and UFC fights: Three years later, where's Antonio Braga Neto?". Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  8. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-09-29). "Five bouts set for Fresno card". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Trevin Giles' boxing on point for third-round TKO of Antonio Braga Neto". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Ongeslagen Trevin Giles maakt comeback tijdens UFC Rochester tegen Zak Cummings". Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  11. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-05-18). "UFC Rochester Results: Zak Cummings Submits Trevin Giles in Back-and-Forth Battle". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  12. ^ Ryan Fortune (2019-06-25). "Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi among five bouts added to UFC Newark". Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  13. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-03). "UFC Newark Results: Gerald Meerschaert Chokes Out Trevin Giles in Grapple-Heavy Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  14. ^ Cole Shelton (August 1, 2019). "Trevin Giles Fighting Out Contract at UFC Newark".
  15. ^ DNA, MMA. "Trevin Giles krijgt gewenste partij voor eigen publiek tegen Antonio Arroyo tijdens UFC 247". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  16. ^ King, Noland. "With Antonio Arroyo out, James Krause vs. Trevin Giles in the works for UFC 247 on a day's notice". Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  17. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-02-08). "UFC 247 Results: Trevin Giles Earns Split Decision Over Gutsy James Krause". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  18. ^ a b Staff (2020-01-02). "UFC 247 bonuses: Khaos Williams earns an extra $50K in promotional debut". Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  19. ^ "Undefeated UFC middleweight Trevin Giles took 2018 off for police career, gives timeframe for Octagon return |". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  20. ^ Nolan King (February 7, 2020). "Houston police officer Trevin Giles expects big, noisy UFC 247 turnout".
  21. ^ "Trevin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-07-16.

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