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Trevin Giles

Trevin Giles: “This Fight I’m Just Focusing on Doing Me”

Houston’s own Trevin Giles returns to the octagon this weekend at UFC 247 as he takes on Antonio Arroyo. This one has a special feel to it for Giles as he is fighting in his home town. A town he serves on the streets as a Houston Police Department officer. Currently with a split UFC record (2-2), all the odds are stacked in Giles’ favor to make the turn into the positive direction.

Turning of the Tide

Fighting in your hometown can have its benefits and its disadvantages. Giles is looking at it from the positive end of the spectrum. “It’s going to be a great feeling. I have a bunch of pride when it comes to my home city and I can’t wait to do my thing here!” Giles told MyMMANews. Prior to entering the UFC in July 2017, he earned a professional record of 9-0 with victories over fighters pre-UFC days such as Ryan Spann and Brendan Allen. Once his ticket was punched for the UFC, Giles came out like a freight train earning two straight TKO victories over James Bochnovic and Antonio Braga Neto respectively. In his last two bouts Giles ran to a bit of a speed bump suffering two straight round three guillotine choke defeats. “I’ve been working grappling defense as well as offense. This fight I am just focusing on doing me and fighting my fight,” Giles stated.

Across the cage from Giles on Saturday will be Antonio Arroyo (9-3.) Arroyo is a two-time winner on the Dana White’s Contender Series show. His last outing was a decision loss to Andre Muniz at UFC on ESPN+22 in November 2019. Eight of Arroyo’s nine victories have come by way of finish so this should look to make for fireworks. Giles feels the same way. “The fans can expect the see the best version of me. They can also expect a fun and entertaining fight.”

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