The featured prelim of UFC 291 pitted hot Brazilian prospect Gabriel Bonfim against eleven-fight UFC veteran Trevin Giles.
Giles, a former Houston police officer, has a 7-4 record in the UFC including two decision wins in a row going into this fight, making this by far the toughest test of the younger Bonfim’s career. At only twenty-five years old there was significant pressure on the shoulders of Gabriel going into this fight to represent his family name after his brother Ismael lost in a bout earlier this year.
Bonfim opened by pressing forward hard and swinging big. He clipped Giles early on and then clinched up. Gabriel was able to lift and throw Trevin to the mat. Giles started to get to his feet but Bonfim instantly transitioned to a guillotine and jumped it. Giles tried to work out of it but the grip was insanely tight and he was forced to tap.
BONFIM BY SUBMISSION!!
— UFC (@ufc) July 30, 2023
That was Gabriel Bonfim’s second win by first-round guillotine in two UFC fights. The young Brazilian has a bright future ahead of him and remains undefeated, now at 15-0.- Following the win, Bonfim took to the mic to call out Neil Magny — or any ranked member of the welterweight division.
Official Result: Gabriel Bonfim def. Trevin Giles by Submission (guillotine choke) Round 1, 1:13