James Krause Volunteers to Fight Trevin Giles at UFC 247 On A Day’s Notice

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James Krause is making the trip to Houston on 24 hour’s notice to face Trevin Giles at UFC 247.

Well, you can’t ever say James Krause isn’t game. Because if all goes according to plan, he’ll fight Trevin Giles at UFC 247. Tomorrow.

That’s right, Krause is stepping up on a day’s notice to fight the home town talent. That’s after Antonio Arroyo was forced off the card. Per a report by The Scrap, Arroyo was found semi-conscious at some point Friday, after successfully making weight for the middleweight fight earlier in the day. Scary stuff. Arroyo was transported to hospital, and Giles left without an opponent.

MMA Junkie was first to report that Krause was willing to step in, with the promotion looking to book the fight.

Krause (27-7), who has fought at lightweight and welterweight, is in the midst of a six fight win streak at the moment. He addressed the decision to take the fight on Instagram. “Everyone says they’re a gangster until it comes time to make gangster moves. 24 hours notice, at middleweight, against Trevin Giles. See you tomorrow, Houston.”

Krause is a veteran of the WEC, as well as two seasons of The Ultimate Fighter.

Giles (11-2) was born in San Antonio, and fights out of Houston. He enters the bout off the first two losses of his professional career, and is 2-2 in the UFC overall.