UFC 213 results: Trevin Giles dominates before knockout of James Bochnovic in UFC debut

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Trevin Giles took James Bochnovic to place he had never been before – and maybe a place he would rather not return.

In a battle of fighters making their UFC debuts, Giles simply dominated Bochnovic in all facets, en route to a second-round knockout victory to remain undefeated.

The light heavyweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims on FS1 and a main card on pay-per-view.

It was the first time Bochnovic had fought beyond the first round in his 10-fight career.

In Round 1, both men came out patiently and felt each other out. Bochnovic (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) decided after about a minute to come heavy with kicks before the men clinched against the cage. Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) won that moment as he took down Bochnovic and gained top position. Bochnovic tried for wrist control, though Giles was able to get his arm out and end up in side control.

Even so, Bochnovic remained committed to a straight armbar that failed. Bochnovic was content with giving up his back and paid for it with some hard shots by Giles, who held control with one arm and rained punches with another. Giles suplexed Bochnovic as he tried to scramble up then continued with ground-and-pound. It was a strong final 2 minutes to close out the first round for Giles.

Giles came out in the second round with confidence, finding his rhythm standing. Giles hit Bochnovic with a jab and then a strong body shot that hurt him. The result was Giles taking the fight to the mat. He initially fell into side control before taking Bochnovic’s back.

Initially, Giles was successful with ground-and-pound until Bochnovic tried standing up, only to be taken down immediately. Giles again took his back and found himself in the most dominant position, mounting his back and punishing Bochnovic with punches before the referee stepped in to stop the fight at the 2:54 mark.

“It felt great,” Giles said. “I love to come into the UFC and get my first victory like this.”

Up-to-the-minute UFC 213 results include:

  • Trevin Giles def. James Bochnovic via knockout (punches) – Round 2 KO, 2:54

For complete coverage UFC 213, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Steven Marroco contributed to this report on site in Las Vegas.)

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Cody Stamann vs. Terrion Ware, James Bochnovic vs. Trevin Giles added to UFC 213 lineup

A pair of fights have been added to next week’s UFC 213 lineup at the 11th hour, giving four prospects a chance to make their promotional debuts.

Cody Stamann (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Terrion Ware (17-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and James Bochnovic (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Trevin Giles (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at light heavyweight. UFC officials announced the matchups today, both of which will stream on the UFC Fight Pass prelims.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Along with the two new bouts, the UFC made official a heavyweight bout for the main card. The fight between Curtis Blayes (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Daniel Omielanczuk (19-7-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) shifts from the FS1 prelims to the main card in the wake of the removal of the welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler due to a Cerrone injury. And moving up from UFC Fight Pass to FS1 is the middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert (26-8 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Thiago “Marreta” Santos (14-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC).

Michigan native Stamann heads to the UFC on the strength of a six-fight winning streak. In March, he knocked out Bill Kamery in the main event of a KnockOut Promotions event in his home state. Ware, an RFA veteran, has won four straight fights. In April, he knocked out UFC and WSOF veteran Jared Papazian at a CXF event. The win gave him a measure of revenge after a decision loss to Papazian in 2013.

Bochnovic, who trains with UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell, has won eight straight fights after being submitted in his pro debut nearly three years ago. Since then, all eight of his wins are by stoppage, and the most recent seven have been by submission. Just a month ago, he tapped Bellator, Titan FC and RFA vet Wayman Carter with an armbar just 85 seconds into their fight.

Giles, from Texas, brings his unbeaten record into the fight with Bochnovic. Eight of his nine wins are by stoppage, including five submissions. In February, he went to the judges for the first time in his pro career and took a split decision from Ryan Spann in the LFA 3 main event.

The UFC 213 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Brian Camozzi vs. Chad Laprise
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
  • Cody Stamann vs. Terrion Ware
  • James Bochnovic vs. Trevin Giles

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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