UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Holland- Trevin Giles vs Roman Dolidze: Prediction and Analysis

Published 03/19/2021, 3:05 PM EDT


Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland is not the only important middleweight clash in the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Holland card. Trevin Giles and Roman Dolidze will clash in a battle of contenders as both fighters will look to move to the upper echelon of the UFC middleweight division.

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Dolidze will make his return to the 185 lbs division of the UFC after having a short stint in the light-heavyweight division. He is a big middleweight with the size and the strength factor in his favor in the 185 lbs division. However, he loses those advantages at the 205 lbs division. So, it’s a wise move on his part to return to middleweight.

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Giles, on the other hand, is on a 2-fight winning streak currently. After his first 2 career losses against Zak Cummings, and Gerald Meerschaert consecutively, both by submission, ‘The Problem’ has won a decision over James Krause and has finished Bevon Lewis in his last fight.

Here we take a look at the further detailed analysis and the prediction of the fight.

Trevin Giles and Roman Dolidze in numbers

Giles has a professional record of 13-2.  He has finished 11 out of his 13 professional wins with 6 coming by T/KO, and 5 by submission. The Houston, Texas, native will make his 7 the appearance in the UFC against Dolidze.

The Caucasian‘ has an undefeated professional record of 8-0. He has finished 7 out of those fights with 4 coming by way of T/KO, and 3 by submission. The Georgian has taken this fight on short notice; however, that shouldn’t be much of a factor in the outcome.

Dolidze’s grappling is highly respected. He can manhandle his opponents in the ground with his superior strength and technique. Also, his submission pedigree supports his style.

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Giles has been controlled on the ground and submitted before. His 2 losses against Cummings and Meerschaert, came in this manner as he was submitted in both contests. However, if he can exhaust Dolidze by using his superior cardio, he might get a win.

But Dolidze suits the blueprint to beat Giles perfectly. he should be able to make ‘The Problem‘ tired by wearing on him early and eventually securing a submission in the 3rd round.

Final Prediction: Roman ‘The Caucasian’ Dolidze by 3rd-round submission.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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