Kevin Holland vs. Trevin Giles - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction

Kevin Holland vs. Trevin Giles  - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Trevin Giles vs. Kevin Holland

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: Kevin Holland -225 / Trevin Giles +175 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Kevin Holland and Trevin Giles face off in a women’s middleweight showdown in the main event of UFC Fight NIght 173 at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas Nevada. These are both fighters who are currently unranked. 

Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland currently sits with a 17-5 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has won four of his six fights. Holland’s last fight came in May of 2020 against Anthony Hernandez and it didn’t take long to get the job done. In that fight, Holland outstruck Hernandez 14-0 and only 39 seconds into the fight he won by knockout. Holland is averaging 4.29 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.56 significant strikes per minute. Holland is averaging 1.26 successful takedowns every 15 minutes being successful on 43 percent of the attempts. Holland also stops 48 percent of his opponent takedown attempts. Holland is also averaging 1.1 submission attempts every 15 minutes. Two of Holland’s last three fights have gone to decision. 

On the other side of this fight is Trevin Giles who comes into this fight with a 12-2 record and since coming into the UFC he has a 3-2 record, but he has gone 1-2 over the last three fights. Giles last fight did come against James Krause in February of 2020. In that fight, Giles outstruck Krause 71-44 and that was enough to come away with a split decision victory. Giles comes into this fight averaging 3.61 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.75 significant strikes per minute. Giles is very smart about his takedowns, being successful on 100 percent of his attempts. Giles has also stopped 73 percent of his opponents' takedowns. Giles is also averaging 0.2 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

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Kevin Holland looked impressive in his last fight and he is going to get the job done in this fight. Holland is going to come out firing early and be impressive. Holland might not get the fight done in the first round, but he is going to finish this fight by knockout. This is one of the stronger plays on the entire card for Saturday. 

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Shane’s Pick Kevin Holland by TKO

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