On the broadcast, they just announced that Trevin Giles fainted backstage and his bout with Kevin Holland is off #UFCVegas5— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 2, 2020
Per Brendan Fitzgerald on the broadcast, Trevin Giles appeared to be fine and wanted to fight, but he is being transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. #UFCVegas5— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 2, 2020
No other information is available as of now. But apparently Giles was about to make his walk to the ring for the bout when this happened. We’ll add more news here as we learn it.
As for Holland, he’s ready to fight even up a weight class against another fighter that lost his opponent today:
I repeat. Knock knock red head. Let’s go bucko. https://t.co/D1skEe0rEu— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) August 2, 2020
UPDATE: Looks like the dream last-minute fight of all-time isn’t going to happen:
So as it is, this cursed card continues:
This 9-fight card is tied for the smallest UFC fight card in the last 5 years (UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta in 2018), per @ESPNStatsInfo. The last Fight Night card with 9 fights was UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Romero in 2015.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 1, 2020
Holland was a -225 favorite over Giles, the +175 underdog.
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