Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2014
- Five wins by submission (Inverted triangle, armbar, 2 RNC, arm triangle), six by KO
- Four first round finishes
- Took off 2018 to become a police officer. Retired in 2022.
- Has won five of his last eight
UFC 291 (7/29/23) Giles was submitted by Gabriel Bonfim via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (3/25/23) Giles won a three round split decision over Preston Parsons
UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Giles won a three round unanimous decision over Louis Cosce
UFC 270 (1/22/22) Giles was stopped by Michael Morales via strikes at 4:06 of the first round
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Giles was knocked out by Dricus du Plessis at 1:41 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Giles won a three round unanimous decision over Roman Dolidze
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Giles stopped Bevon Lewis via strikes at 1:26 of the third round
UFC 247 (2/8/20) Giles won a three round split decision over James Krause
UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Giles was submitted by Gerald Meerschaert via guillotine choke at 1:49 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Giles was submitted by Zak Cummings via guillotine choke at 4:01 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Giles knocked out Antonio Braga Neto at 2:27 of the third round
UFC 213 (7/8/17) Giles knocked out James Bochnovic at 2:54 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training to fight in 2011. Originally, it was to stay in shape to play college football. As I got better at MMA, I wondered if I could win fights, and once I did, I stuck with it.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am ranked as the #1 middleweight in Texas and Louisiana, I held the middleweight title for Fury Fighting Championship as an amateur and I have won the Caribbean Fist Fighting Championship title as a professional.
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a big opportunity and it means that I am among the best fighters in the world. I am fortunate because not many people get this
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Texas Southern University and I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a Customer service cashier for Academy Sports and now I work at Elite MMA.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook