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We have a scrap in the Welterweight division, as Trevin Giles takes on Louis Cosce. Coming off back-to-back stoppage losses, Giles returns to the octagon looking to rebound. Having fought the majority of his career at Middleweight, Giles debuted at Welterweight in his recent fight. Despite the result being a loss, physically, Giles looked excellent. Meanwhile, after nearly two years out of action, Cosce returns to the octagon. Coming off his first professional loss, the Dana White Contender Series graduate will look to make good on his second appeareance on the big stage.

A hard fight to gauge, given the concerns regarding Giles durability and Cosce’s cardio, one could presume that this fight may avoid the scorecards. Giles is a well rounded fighter, who mainly profiles as a striker. Accurate and powerful on the feet, Giles has won three of his five UFC wins via knockout. Having landed a take down in four of the past six fights, Giles has often looked to mix wrestling into his attack. However, with two losses via submission, the ground isn’t always Giles safe place. Which brings me to Cosce. A wrestler, who also features heavy hands, Cosce stormed into the UFC undefeated and with all seven wins via first round knockout. However, when dragged into deep waters in his octagon debut, Cosce faded. Knowing he’s got a limited gas tank, and that he was stuffed on eight of his nine takedowns against Sasha Palatnikov, it’s hard to side with Cosce. Yet, I am. Not because I think he’s the better fighter, but of late, Giles has fought with his hands down. An approach that has seen him knocked out in back-to-back fights. With that said, make it three straight, as I have Cosce pulling the upset out via knockout in a wild fight.

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