Trevin Giles

Trevin Dewayne Giles (born August 6, 1992)[1] is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). Giles currently competes in the middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Trevin Giles
BornTrevin Dewayne Giles[1]
(1992-08-06) August 6, 1992 (age 29)
San Antonio, Texas, United States[2]
Other namesThe Problem
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach74 in (188 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofHouston, Texas, United States
TeamWar Training Center
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout6
By submission5
By decision3
By knockout1
By submission2
OccupationPolice officer[4]
UniversityTexas Southern University[5]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Giles was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was a football defensive player at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas. Giles started martial arts training when he was 20 years old.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Giles started his professional MMA career in 2014, with a triangle choke submission of Angelus Raymond McFarlane. He would go on to amass a 4-0 record fighting in the Texas circuit.[6]

He fought outside of Texas for the first time on March 25, 2015, when he was scheduled to fight Brendan Allen at Legacy FC 52. Giles beat the future UFC middleweight by rear-naked choke.[7]

After a first-round TKO of Robert McCarthy at Caribbean UFF 10, Giles was scheduled to fight Robert McCarthy at RFA 41.[8] Giles submitted McCarthy with a rear-naked choke in the second round.[9]

At Legacy FC 59, Giles was scheduled to fight another future UFC middleweight in Ike Villanueva.[10] He beat Villanueava by a third-round arm-triangle choke.[11]

Giles headlined LFA 3 in a middleweight bout with Ryan Spann.[12] He beat Spann by split decision, to keep his undefeated record.[13]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Giles made his UFC debut on July 8, 2017 against James Bochnovic at UFC 213.[14] He won the fight in round two via knockout.[15]

His next fight came on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega against Antônio Braga Neto. [16][17] He won the fight via knockout in the third round.[18]

Giles faced Zak Cummings on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee.[19] He lost the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the third round.[20]

As the last fight of his rookie contract in the UFC, Giles faced Gerald Meerschaert on August 3, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 5.[21] He lost the fight via technical submission in the third round due to a guillotine choke.[22][23]

Giles was scheduled to face Antonio Arroyo on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247.[24] However Arroyo pulled out a day before the event due to medical issues and he was replaced by James Krause.[25] He won the back-and-forth bout via split decision.[26] The win also earned Giles his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[27]

Giles was expected to face Jun Yong Park on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan.[28] However, Park was removed from the bout on July 23 due to alleged travel issues and replaced by Kevin Holland.[29] Just prior to his walkout, Giles fainted and the fight was cancelled.[30]

Giles faced Bevon Lewis on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira.[31] He won the fight via technical knockout.[32]

Giles was scheduled to face Dricus du Plessis on March 20, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 21.[33] However, du Plessis pulled out due to visa issues and was replaced by Roman Dolidze.[34] He won the close bout via unanimous decision.[35] 9 out of 17 media members awarded the decision victory to Giles.[36]

The match between Giles and Dricus du Plessis was rescheduled and eventually took place on July 10, 2021 at UFC 264.[37] Giles lost the fight via knockout in round two.[38]

Giles is scheduled to face Michael Morales on December 4, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 199.[39]

Personal lifeEdit

Trevin and his wife Coreyonna have a son (born 2019).[40] Giles is a police officer, working for the Houston Police Department.[41][42]

Championships and awardsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 14 wins 3 losses
By knockout 6 1
By submission 5 2
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–3 Dricus du Plessis KO (punches) UFC 264 July 10, 2021 2 1:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–2 Roman Dolidze Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland March 20, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–2 Bevon Lewis TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira November 7, 2020 3 1:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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 Ike 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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: November 7, 2020
  2. ^ a b "Trevin Giles | UFC". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ @ufc_trevingiles (November 30, 2019). "Your boy got his brown belt today 💪🏽 time to hit the street and let these boys know. #w4r #theproblem Shout out to my coaches and teammates for all the work!". Retrieved March 20, 2021 – via Instagram.
  4. ^ "Undefeated UFC middleweight Trevin Giles took 2018 off for police career, gives timeframe for Octagon return |". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  5. ^ a b "UFC 213 Newcomer Breakdown: Trevin Giles". 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  6. ^ "Trevin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  7. ^ Erickson, Matt; Bohn, Mike. "Brendan Allen wants to avenge Trevin Giles loss from 2016 after UFC Norfolk". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  8. ^ Hammond, Mick. "Trevin Giles Looking to Remain Unbeaten Against Josh Clark at RFA 41". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  9. ^ Likes, Justyn. "RFA 41 Results: Giles Submits Clark, Emmers Cruises". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  10. ^ MMA Junkie Staff. "Legacy FC 59 set for return to Houston with Trevin Giles vs. Isaac Villanueva headliner". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  11. ^ Staff. "Legacy FC 59 Results and Highlights: Fight of the Year?". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  12. ^ MMA Junkie Staff. "Trevin Giles vs. Ryan Spann headlines LFA 3 on Feb. 10". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  13. ^ Tatum, Rob. "LFA 3 Results: Giles Edges Spann, Allen Batters Kirk". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  14. ^ "411MANIA". Cody Stamann vs. Terrion Ware, James Bochnovic vs. Trevin Giles Added To UFC 213. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  15. ^ "UFC 213 results: Trevin Giles dominates before knockout of James Bochnovic in UFC debut". MMA Junkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-07-04). "Injuries, poker and UFC fights: Three years later, where's Antonio Braga Neto?". Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  17. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-09-29). "Five bouts set for Fresno card". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ DNA, MMA. "Ongeslagen Trevin Giles maakt comeback tijdens UFC Rochester tegen Zak Cummings". Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  20. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-05-18). "UFC Rochester Results: Zak Cummings Submits Trevin Giles in Back-and-Forth Battle". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  21. ^ Ryan Fortune (2019-06-25). "Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi among five bouts added to UFC Newark". Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  22. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-03). "UFC Newark Results: Gerald Meerschaert Chokes Out Trevin Giles in Grapple-Heavy Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  23. ^ Cole Shelton (August 1, 2019). "Trevin Giles Fighting Out Contract at UFC Newark".
  24. ^ DNA, MMA. "Trevin Giles krijgt gewenste partij voor eigen publiek tegen Antonio Arroyo tijdens UFC 247". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-02-08). "UFC 247 Results: Trevin Giles Earns Split Decision Over Gutsy James Krause". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  27. ^ a b Staff (2020-01-02). "UFC 247 bonuses: Khaos Williams earns an extra $50K in promotional debut". Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  28. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-06-15). "Trevin Giles signs on for Jun Yong Park matchup on UFC's Aug. 1 card". Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  29. ^ Nolan King (2020-07-23). "Kevin Holland replaces Jun Yong Park, meets Trevin Giles at UFC event on Aug. 1". Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  30. ^ Martin, Damon (2020-08-01). "Trevin Giles faints backstage, UFC Vegas 5 fight against Kevin Holland canceled". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  31. ^ Redactie (2020-08-21). "Trevin Giles vs. Bevon Lewis at UFC event on Nov. 7". Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  32. ^ Vreeland, Daniel (2020-11-07). "UFC Vegas 13 Results: Trevin Giles Wears Out, Finishes Bevon Lewis". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  33. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-01-13). "Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 20 maart". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  34. ^ Alexander K. Lee and Mike Heck (2021-03-10). "Dricus Du Plessis out of UFC Vegas 22, Roman Dolidze steps in to fight Trevin Giles". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  35. ^ Behunin, Alex (20 March 2021). "UFC Vegas 22 Results: Trevin Giles Takes Roman Dolidze's 0, Wins Unanimous Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  36. ^ "Trevin Giles defeats Roman Dolidze". Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  37. ^ Nolan King (2021-04-22). "UFC 264 adds Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles to lineup". Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  38. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-07-10). "UFC 264 Results: Dricus du Plessis Knocks Out Trevin Giles". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  39. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-10-12). "Michael Morales treft Trevin Giles tijdens UFC 270 op 22 januari". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  40. ^ Nolan King (April 13, 2020). "MMA and coronavirus: Police officers Trevin Giles, Ashley Cummins offer unique perspectives".
  41. ^ "Undefeated UFC middleweight Trevin Giles took 2018 off for police career, gives timeframe for Octagon return |". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  42. ^ Nolan King (February 7, 2020). "Houston police officer Trevin Giles expects big, noisy UFC 247 turnout".
  43. ^ "Trevin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-07-16.

External linksEdit

^ Trevin Giles at UFC