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LAS VEGAS — UFC middleweight Trevin Giles fainted in his locker room only moments before he was supposed to walk to the Octagon for a fight Saturday against Kevin Holland on the main card of UFC Vegas 5.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to Yahoo Sports. He said Giles was in the process of being transported to a local hospital for examination. Giles was examined at the hospital and checked out fine. A source who did not want to be identified suggested it was anxiety about the fight that caused Giles to faint.
“He’s all right, but we can’t have him fight when that happens,” White said.
Giles, 27, is a Houston police officer. He is 12-2 overall in his MMA career and 3-2 in the UFC.
It was the second fight to fall off the card at the last minute Saturday. The Ed Herman-Gerald Meerschaert fight was canceled when a positive COVID-19 test result forced Meerchaert to withdraw.
As a result of those and several cancellations at Friday’s weigh-in, the card only had eight fights.
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