A middleweight battle of two fighters with a chance to crack the Top 15 at 170 lbs. will be the first fight on the main card of UFC Fight Night this Saturday when Kevin Holland faces Trevin Giles live from the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas.
Holland is 17-5 with a 4-2 mark in the UFC. His TKO at 39 seconds of the first round of his last fight against Anthony Hernandez was an elbow & knee combination that finished it quickly. He attempted to come back just two weeks later against Daniel Rodriguez, but an undisclosed injury forced him to hold off until Saturday. At 6’3 he’ll have a reach advantage on his opponent, and he averages 4.29 strikes per minute in a UFC octagon.
Giles is 12-2 with 10 career stoppages, and is 3-2 in the UFC. “The Problem” is 27-years-old from Houston, and was undefeated before back-to-back submissions to Zak Cummings and Gerald Meerschaert in 2019. Prior to that he took a year off to go to the police academy in his hometown, and is a cop for the Houston Police Department when he’s not in the octagon. He averages 3.61 strikes per minute and 1.47 takedowns.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Kevin Holland vs. Trevin Giles at UFC Fight Night on August 1st:
Money line odds
Kevin Holland: -225
Trevin Giles: +175
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